SDREA Youth Excursion
If you are a high school freshman, sophomore or junior looking for some summer fun and your parents are members of H-D Electric Cooperative; then you are invited to enter the drawing for the annual summer SDREA Youth Excursion.
The winners will join teens from throughout the state for a three-day, exciting and educational , expense-paid excursion to North Dakota in July. One attending teen quoted "I had a fun time, met new friends and even learned a little about electricity."
Transportation, lodging and meals are paid for by South Dakota's electric cooperatives as part of their commitment to tomorrow's cooperative leaders. The funding for each participant also includes entertainment and sightseeing events. Students are required to bring personal spending money.
The excursion offers the opportunity to learn "The Story Behind the Switch" and see how and where South Dakota's electric cooperatives' electricty is generated. During the day students will tour the Great Plains Synfuels Plant, where coal byproducts are turned into synthetic natural gas, the Freedom Coal Mine and Antelope Valley Station electric power plant. Evenings will be spent swimming, dancing and shopping with new friends from other rural electric cooperatives across the state.
The Deadline to apply for the 2016 Youth Excursion is May 6, 2016 and will be held July 25-28, 2016.