Meet our 2018 Youth Tour Winners

NICOLE WILKEN, SLATER HEGLIN, CINDY NOLASCO-RIOS and REBECCA JOHNSON were selected to represent Pioneer Electric at this year’s Youth Tour experiences. These students will be joining other representatives from across the state and country on two all-expense-paid trips in June and July.

Wilken and Heglin, both from Ulysses, will be traveling to Washington, D.C., as part of the 2018 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. The pair will join delegates from Kansas and Hawaii as they tour the capitol, visit museums and take a dance cruise on the Potomac River.

Rios and Johnson will be heading to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, for the 2018 Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp. Besides learning about the cooperative world and working on leadership skills, the two will take part in adventures like white water rafting, touring a coal mine and visiting the Craig Generation Plant.

“Pioneer Electric is proud to support the Youth Tour and Youth Leadership Camp and to provide this opportunity for our students,” said Drew Waechter, Youth Tour Coordinator. “Our hope is that these students will gain leadership skills and see the importance of community involvement.”
For additional information, contact Drew Waechter at