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Apr 21, 2021

Announcing South Dakota Connect Con: A Youth Leadership Experience

Calling all high school students! Is your parent or guardian a member-owner of Southeastern Electric Cooperative? If so, you’re eligible to apply for a summer experience you’ll never forget: South Dakota’s Connect Con!

If chosen, you will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the beautiful Black Hills for a youth leadership event unlike any other. Participants will stay on-campus at Black Hills State University in Spearfish from July 26-29; during this time, they will have the opportunity to sightsee, meet new friends from all across the state and gain valuable leadership skills.

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 abilities. Students will be given the opportunity to tour the Spearfish Hydro Plant as well as Butte Electric Cooperative, learning about the past, present and future of South Dakota’s energy industry all 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.

To be eligible for Connect Con, students must be in high school and a member of Southeastern Electric.