Educational ImagePlatte-Clay Electric Cooperative has a variety of programs for students, teachers and home schoolers. Of note is the Youth Tour essay contest, a program in place since the early 1960s for high school juniors.The top two winning students earn a trip to Washington, D.C., to visit historical sites in the nation’s capitol and meet our members of the Missouri Congressional delegation.

The two Platte-Clay area students join nearly 1,500 students from other rural electric co-ops for what has been described as “the trip of a lifetime.”

The theme has tended to teach students about the cooperative form of business; of late the theme has been focused on learning about using energy wisely, part of Platte-Clay’s energy management activities.

In addition, Platte-Clay sends four students to a leadership conference held in Jefferson City, Mo.

The co-op also provides three $1,000 scholarships to students living in the Platte-Clay Electric Co-op service area. There is one scholarship awarded to a student in each of the three cooperative administrative districts.

Platte-Clay also will present safety and energy saving presentations to younger students.