Salem Electric is pleased to announce that Griffen Hubbard has been selected as Salem Electric’s 2020 NRECA Youth Tour delegate.
Each June over 1,500 students from electric co-ops throughout the United States attend the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. To apply, candidates must submit an application (including a 500-word essay), live within Salem Electric’s service area, and participate in panel interviews with local business members. This year’s panel included Danielle Bethell, Keizer Chamber of Commerce; Aaron Persons, Claggett-Creek Middle School; Erik Andersson, SEDCOR; and Tony Schacher, Salem Electric General Manager.
“I enjoy the selection interviews because I am consistently impressed by the quality students who apply, this year was no exception,” says Schacher.
Hubbard is a junior at McNary High School and is one of the youngest students to serve as ASB President in McNary’s 54-year history. He plans to run for ASB president again as a senior in 2020-21 and hopes to attend the U.S. Naval Academy after graduation to pursue a career in engineering or law and government.
“Griffen will be a great addition to the 2020 Youth Tour. His student government experience and volunteerism in the Keizer community have prepared him well. I know he will do a great job representing Salem Electric,” says Schacher.
Salem Electric, energized in 1941, is an electric cooperative serving over 19,000 members in portions of Salem and Keizer, Oregon.