Four selected for youth summit

Published 10:13 pm Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Four Midwest Energy Cooperative students will embark on a three-day adventure this week during the 2012 Youth Leadership Summit at the Kettunen 4-H Center near Cadillac.
Sponsored by Michigan’s electric cooperatives, the Youth Leadership Summit is a unique, high-energy experience to help teen leaders further develop leadership habits, explore career opportunities in the electric industry, and learn how to be actively involved in the democratic process – all while enjoying interactive activities, good food, relaxation and fun with teens from all over the state.
The 2012 attendees include Tori Holtsclaw, a junior at Watervliet High School and daughter of David and Julie Holtsclaw of Watervliet; Meagan Ruff, a junior at Ross Beatty High School and daughter of Carl and Lori Ruff of Dowagiac; Garrett Stark, a junior at Dowagiac High School and son of Ron and Stacie Stark of Dowagiac; and Jeff Dickerson, a sophomore at Sand Creek High School and son of Roger and Kimberly Dickerson of Sand Creek.
Sixteen high school sophomore and junior students across Midwest Energy’s service territory applied and selection was based on school and community activities, honors and awards, and a short essay about leadership characteristics. Based on involvement at the April 18-20 event, two students will be selected to represent Midwest at the 2012 summer Youth Tour, an all-expenses paid tour of Washington, D.C. with hundreds of other teens from around the country.