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Youth Progams

 

Calendar Art Contest

Indiana K-12 students are invited to enter Cooperative Calendar of Student Art Contest for a chance to illustrate an award-winning wall calendar. Each year, 13 first-place winners and honorable mentions winners will have their artwork featured in the calendar - and will receive cash prizes. Winners will have their artwork displayed at the annual Hoosier Salon exhibition. 

Submission Deadline: March 18, 2022

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More information and rules are available at the Indiana Connection website.

 

Scholarships

Each year Orange County REMC awards up to 6 scholarships, which are funded by the Operation Round Up program. To apply for one of the $750 scholarships, students must graduate from Paoli, Springs Valley, Orleans, Mitchell, Crawford or West Washington.

Application Deadline: February 18, 2022

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Camp Kilowatt

A fun and unique camp experience for students entering seventh grade. The camp takes place in early June and gives kids a chance to learn about energy while making new friends and enjoying activities and games. This three-day camp includes horseback riding, electric cooperative education, rocking climbing, swimming, and much more.

Program Date: June 8-11, 2022

Student Application Deadline: February 25, 2022

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More information available at the Indiana Connection website.

 

Indiana Youth Tour

During the month of June, Indiana’s electric cooperatives sponsor an unforgettable educational adventure to Washington D.C., for high school seniors-to-be. This seven day trip includes visits with Indiana’s congressional leaders on Capital Hill and a youth event with student delegates across the country.

Program Dates: June 16-23, 2022

Student Application Deadline: February 25, 2022

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More information and rules are available at the Indiana Connection website.

 

Page Day

Page Day with the Indiana Senate gives students an opportunity to learn about their state government and how bills become law. Highlights include a Statehouse tour, mock bill activity, speakers and other educational activities. Students may have the opportunity to see the Indiana Legislature in action and meet their legislator. The program is open to high school students. 

Program Date: TBD

Student Application Deadline: TBD

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More information and rules are available at the Indiana Connection website.

 

Youth Power and Hope Awards

The Youth Power and Hope Awards program honors students in fifth through eighth grades who are leaders in their communities. Potential winners could include church volunteers, active 4-Hers, or those who support local hospitals or community organizations. Up to five qualified candidates will be selected as winners and will be featured in Indiana Connection magazine. 

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More information and rules are available at the Indiana Connection website.