Black Hills Electric Cooperative Connect Con
Attention high school students! If your parent or guardian is an active member of Black Hills Electric Electric Cooperative, you have a chance to take an all-expenses-paid trip to the beautiful Black Hills this summer for a youth leadership event!
If chosen, you will travel with other students from electric cooperatives throughout the state and take part in South Dakota’s Connect Con: A Youth Leadership Experience.
Participants will stay on campus at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D. from July 26-29. Once participants arrive on the campus via bus on July 26, they can look forward to two whole days of building friendships, developing professional skills, and deepening their knowledge of the thriving electric industry.
During their stay, students will get to listen to industry experts and participate in hands-on activities designed to enhance their leadership skills. Students will be given the opportunity to tour the Spearfish Hydro Plant and Butte Electric Cooperative, learning about the past, present, and future of South Dakota’s energy industry along the way.
There will also be plenty of time built-in for recreation and socializing – students will play games, go hiking in the scenic Spearfish Canyon, and much more. Participants can look forward to connecting with students from all across South Dakota, learning from each other, and building strong friendships.
Click on the button below to access the Connect Con application. You can attach additional pages if needed. Your name and address should be on all attachments.
The completed packet should include:
- Connect Con Application.
- Essay of 500 words maximum - see application for essay topic.
- Documentation of high school, community, and school activities.
The student is responsible for submitting all materials on time. Incomplete applications will not be evaluated.
The deadline is Friday, May 7th at 5 p.m.
If you are a dependent child of a BHEC member, send this application and all supporting documentation to:
Black Hills Electric Cooperative
P.O. Box 792
Custer, SD 57730
For any additional questions, please contact Michelle Fischer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-742-0085.