Congratulations to our 2019 Idaho Youth Rally delegates!
Averie Wenger, John Day District
Michael McCall, Baker District
Brody Sharpe, La Grande District
Brenna Strand, La Grande District
Idaho Youth Rally
High school students within the Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative service territory can attend this prestigious camp all expenses paid, courtesy of OTEC.
Each year, Idaho Falls Power sponsors several local high school students at the Idaho Consumer-Owned Utilities Association’s (ICUA) annual Youth Rally. For one week, youth — representing Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Alaska — converge in Caldwell, Idaho, at the College of Idaho Campus to participate in a variety of activities and classes to promote positive relationships and build skills in leadership, teamwork, perseverance, and more. Students have a chance to also learn more about government, drug and alcohol awareness, and the electrical/energy industry.
Throughout the week-long rally, participants are being observed and evaluated on things such as engagement in activities, demonstrating leadership, asking questions, interacting with others, random acts of kindness and overcoming obstacles.
Each participant will also have a panel interview, where they will answer a series of questions about themselves. At the end of the week, a tally of evaluation points and interview points will be combined, and this total point value will be used to determine if they’ve earned a scholarship from ICUA.
In addition, one participant from OTEC will be voted on by their peers to return the following year as a youth director.
This year the rally will be held July 15 through July 20 on the campus of the College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho.