Attend East Texas Rural Electric Youth Seminar


Wood County Electric Cooperative (WCEC) along with eight other east Texas electric cooperatives are preparing for the annual East Texas Rural Electric Youth Seminar (ETREYS). The seminar will be held from June 25- June 29 at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall.

WCEC offers this all expenses paid trip to sophomores and juniors who are attending high school in the WCEC service area. Participants are selected on the basis of 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.

WCEC is committed to our community and the education of our students. Sending students to ETREYS is just another way to further that commitment. Students interested in applying for the program should contact Kylie O’Neal at 903-763-2203 or contact their high school counselor.  The deadline to submit an application is April 18, 2018.


2018 Eligibility

To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be an area high school student enrolled as a sophomore or junior.
  • Attend a high school in WCEC’s service territory.