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Shocking News!!

Junior, Brant Cotta, Awarded Summer Youth Leadership Opportunity

By Moriah Carter


On Thursday, March 1st Argonia High School junior, Brant Cotta, was chosen by Wheatland Electric to participate in this year’s Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp.   

Every year Wheatland Electric Service offers a chance for 13 Kansas High School students to participate in a Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. This year, 8 students completed the application process. Brant Cotta was chosen with one other student to participate in this year’s camp.  A few of the experiences that will be offered to Brant at this camp include: participating in a legislative forum, rafting on the Colorado River, leadership workshops, attending a high-voltage demonstration, and many other leadership building activities.

When Brant was asked why he applied and what he is planning on getting out of the experience, he said, “I applied because it sounded like a good learning opportunity and it also helps that it will make my resume look a little better. I plan to gain a better understanding of leadership and what it takes to be a better leader.”

All interested candidates where required to write an essay, go before a 3-judge panel, and take a test. When Brant was asked about this process, he said, “The essay was relatively easy. I had to write about what I would do if I were to wake up one day and there was no electricity, then wake up and find out it was all really a dream. The hardest part about this was that I had to keep it between 300-500 words. The interview by the 3-judge panel was also simple. The judges were nice and they asked what I knew about Wheatland Electric, why I applied, and if I were to be accepted what my friends would think. After the interview I was given a booklet and a test to take over the booklet, which was also relatively simple.” When Brant was asked what his feelings were about taking part in this amazing experience, he said, “I'm ecstatic. I’m super-excited to be able to participate in this awesome, new life experience.”

    Congratulations Brant!!


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