Congratulations to Nolan Bell, Emma Grace Hughes, and Ethan Powell for attending Tennessee 4-H Electric Camp in Knoxville, June 27-30, 2017 on scholarships provided by Middle Tennessee Electric Membership Corporation.
They were among over 200 youth representing counties from across the state. At this exciting camp, delegates explored the world of energy, electricity, energy conservation, electrical safety and other basic sciences in fun-filled, "hands-on" learning centers. This year's learning activities included Green Energy Generation, Electricity Party, Electric Vehicles, Home Energy Conservation, and Electrical Safety. They even made their own Extension Cords to bring home. By focusing on these topics, youth develop a better understanding of the important role electricity plays in their lives plus they have a lot of fun and are able make many new friends from across the state. It's really an electrifying experience!
The 4-H Electric Camp is made possible through a unique partnership established between UT Extension; the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association and its statewide member cooperatives; the Tennessee Municipal Electric Power Association and its municipal power system members from across the state; TVA; and other industry donors. Cannon County 4-H truly appreciates the support and sponsorship of Middle Tennessee Electric for this camp and for the overall 4-H program.
The 4-H program is the youth development component of UT Extension and is also the state's largest youth organization. With more than 335,500 participants statewide, 4-H is available to young people in every Tennessee County. Contact the Cannon County Extension Office for more information at 615-563-2554.