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Katrina Bussell of Fayetteville High School and Glenn Hammons of Riverside Christian Academy have been selected to attend the 2014 Youth Leadership Summit sponsored by Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association, Fayetteville Public Utilities and other Tennessee electric cooperatives.
The Summit will be held March 24-26 in Nashville at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel.
Each year, two junior class students (one boy and one girl) are chosen from each participating electric system’s service area to participate in the Youth Leadership Summit. Student applications are submitted to FPU from each local high school. Bussell and Hammons were selected based on their accomplishments and leadership roles in areas that include mentoring or tutoring other students, athletic teams, school organizations, church activities and community events.
This two and one-half day seminar educates young leaders about our state government and hometown electric cooperatives and rural electric systems, enhances leadership abilities and gives them an opportunity to meet our state legislators on Capitol Hill. Other highlights include a tour of the State Capitol and an opportunity to listen to House and Senate Committee meetings at Legislative Plaza. The group will spend a day at the Nashville YMCA learning teamwork, problem-solving and enhancing their leadership skills.
While at the Summit, Bussell and Hammons will also learn from electric system employees the importance of having a hometown, locally-owned and -operated electric utility in their community.
Katrina Bussell is the daughter of Jeff and Steffanie Bussell. Glenn Hammons is the son of Keith and Liz Hammons.
Fayetteville Public Utilities’ Gina Warren will attend the Summit as an adult advisor for the Lincoln County students.