Cooperative provides leadership opportunity

Neida Figon, a student from Southern Lee High School, represented Central Electric at the 2017 Cooperative Leadership Camp.
Neida Figon, a student from Southern Lee High School, represented Central Electric at the 2017 Cooperative Leadership Camp.

The cooperative recently sponsored Neida Figon, a junior at Southern Lee High School in Sanford, to attend Cooperative Leadership Camp hosted by the N.C. Cooperative Council.

The week-long camp was held at White Lake, N.C., featuring energetic and interactive workshops, presentations, outdoor recreation and leadership building exercises. The camp is designed to provide a learning experience that concentrates on the cooperative way of doing business and building a better understanding and appreciation for the cooperative model.

Neida was chosen to attend the camp on behalf of the cooperative due to her strong work ethic in the classroom and extracurricular involvement, including serving as the treasurer for the Southern Lee Skills USA club.

Central Electric sponsors a local high school student each year to attend Cooperative Leadership Camp. If you will be a rising sophomore, junior or senior during the 2018-19 school year, the application period for next year’s camp will begin in March and run through May 2018. The camp will be held June 18-22 at the N.C. FFA Center at White Lake. For more information about this great program, visit the “Cooperative Leadership Camp” page.