Four County

Youth Leadership Weekend

Area Youth Attend Four County EMC's Youth Leadership Weekend

Area Youth Attend Four County EMC's Youth Leadership Weekend
Area Youth Attend Four County EMC's Youth Leadership WeekendCatherine Armstrong and Johnson Blanchard were selected Outstanding campers by the group of students
Catherine Armstrong and Johnson Blanchard were selected Outstanding campers by the group of students

Thirteen area high school juniors attended Four County EMC's eighth annual Youth Leadership Weekend held March 20-22, 2015 at the Cape Fear Scout Reservation in Bladen County.

The weekend gave students the opportunity to learn and understand some of the most important qualities of a leader and introduce the students to the cooperative business model.

Students participated in a full day on the C.O.P.E. course. C.O.P.E is an acronym for “Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience.” The seven C.O.P.E. goals are teamwork, communication, trust, leadership, decision making, problem solving and self-esteem.

Guest speakers, Beth Stovall, Miss North Carolina  and Lane Ragsdale, Manager of North Carolina Zoo and performs in musical threatre, cabaret and opera came in during the two day event to share team building and leadership techniques with the group.

The purpose of the weekend was to provide high school students an opportunity to learn and develop leadership skills that are vital to their success in life.

At the end of the weekend, the students were encouraged to write an essay about their experiences during the weekend. A panel of judges will select two winners that will receive $1,000 scholarships. Winners will be announced in late May and will receive the scholarships once enrolled in college.

The Youth Leadership Weekend is another way that Four County Electric Membership Corporation demonstrates commitment to the communities they serve. Four County EMC serves over 32,500 members in Bladen, Duplin, Pender, Sampson, Columbus and Onslow counties.

 



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