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Reed, Wilkins attend leadership summit
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Shown from left are Jordan Wilkins, State Representative Terry Lynn Weaver, Laura Reed and Vicki King of Caney Fork Electric Cooperative.
Laura Reed and Jordan Wilkins of DeKalb County High School were sponsored by Caney Fork Electric Cooperative to attend the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association’s 2013 Youth Leadership Summit March 25-27 in downtown Nashville.Reed, daughter of Thomas and Denise Reed, and Wilkins, son of Allen and Jan Wilkins, all of Smithville, were among 46 high school juniors representing the state’s 23 electric cooperatives who attended the annual event.“The Youth Leadership Summit teaches these exceptional students how important electric cooperatives are to Tennessee’s communities and provides them an opportunity to see the legislative process in the Capitol,” said Todd Blocker, TECA director of member relations.“Local electric co-ops, school officials and guidance counselors chose these deserving students to attend the summit based on their interests in government and strong leadership abilities,” Blocker said.“As a cooperative we are constantly looking toward the future and forming a strong plan to guide us,” said John Chisam, CFEC director of member services. “We see the same in the young individuals who participated in the Youth Leadership Summit. They are growing toward the future and refining their skills to guide them into the bright future that lies in front of them,” Chisum noted.“Reed and Wilkins are fine examples of the future leaders we’re raising in our local communities,” said Vicki King, communications coordinator at Caney Fork.