Juniors Geralyn Haney from Stuart High School, Faith Stout from Ada High School, and Ava Bolin from Ada High School have been chosen as People's Electric Cooperative (PEC)’s delegates to the 55th annual Washington D.C. Youth Tour, an all-expense-paid leadership experience coordinated by the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives and sponsored by PEC.
Approximately 300 juniors were presented the Youth Tour opportunity in local schools during January, and during February over 150 students sat for a written test over materials about rural electrification. At the conclusion of the testing dates, an invitation was extended to the students receiving the top 10 scores on the test in order to compete in a final interview competition. PEC’s three winning delegates were selected by a panel of judges based on their personal interviews.
About the Delegates
Geralyn Haney of Stuart High School also attends Kiamichi Technology Center and Carl Albert State College as a concurrent student. She plans to attend college to obtain a Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Exercise Science/Kinesiology and pursue a career as a Pediatric Physical Therapist. In Geralyn’s spare time she enjoys playing softball, traveling with family, baking, and swimming. Geralyn is the daughter of Gerald and Ronna Haney.
Faith Stout of Ada High School is an AP student and is very involved in Ada’s Student Council as the Public Relations Officer where she uses her communication and graphic design skills to promote school events. She is a five-year member of choir. In her spare time, she enjoys expanding her knowledge in music and art by teaching herself the piano and painting with watercolor. She is the daughter of James and Rosa Stout.
Ava Bolin of Ada High School is part of Ada High’s varsity women’s tennis team, choir member, and captain of Ada High’s academic team. She is also a member of the Fellow Christian Athletes and National Honor Society. One of her goals is to play college tennis. One of her favorite things to do is to travel. It has allowed her to learn more about herself and about the world we live in. It’s one of the best ways to expose yourself to new opportunities. Ava is the daughter of Brandon and Stacy Bolin.
We are excited to have Haney, Stout and Bolin represent PEC in Washington D.C. this summer. They will attend a luncheon on June 16 before they depart for their seven-day, all-expense-paid trip on June 17.
Thank you to all students and host schools who participated and helped to make this year’s contest such a success!