East Texas Rural Electric Youth Seminar Cancelled Due To COVID

At this time, we’ve suspended the application process for ETREYS 2021. This was necessary due to the changing landscape caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our venue has made the difficult decision to forgo any 2021 summer camps and seminars on campus. Putting safety first, we agree with their decision. As we move forward, if we can formulate a 2021 alternative, we’ll post it here. Otherwise, our hope and plan will be to resume ETREYS in 2022.

Do you know an outstanding or deserving high school sophomore or junior in WCEC’s service territory who would benefit from a fun and educational leadership trip this summer?

WCEC needs your help finding candidates for the annual East Texas Rural Electric Youth Seminar (ETREYS). ETREYS is a week-long, all-expenses-paid trip to be held June 22- 26 on the campus of East Texas Baptist University in Marshall.

The 10 participants selected for this opportunity will join more than 120 of their peers from across the East Texas region for a fun filled educational week. Participants will be selected based on overall excellence and involvement in extracurricular activities including leadership positions, academic awards, and civic activities.

While at ETREYS students can expect to participate in workshops, seminars, and peer group activities that range from leadership development to pure entertainment. Nationally-known personalities, industry leaders and community leaders are scheduled to speak at this year’s event. Additionally, each student has a chance to compete for scholarships.

Students interested in applying for the program should contact Kylie O’Neal at 903-763-2203 or contact their high school counselor. ETREYS applications can be found online at wcec.org under the programs and scholarships tab.