Kyler Farnan, Stanberry, was among 100 Missouri high school students who recently participated in the Cooperative Youth Conference & Leadership Experience — known as CYCLE — an annual gathering sponsored by United Electric Cooperative, a Maryville-based rural electric provider.
This year's CYCLE conference took place July 17-19 in Jefferson City. The three-day event included meetings and activities focusing on government, cooperative-style businesses and leadership.
Highlights included a presentation by a representative from Rachel’s Challenge, an organization named for Rachel Scott, the first student killed in a mass shooting at Columbine High School in Jefferson County, Colo., on April 20, 1999.
Rachel's family and friends use the organization as a platform from which to address the importance of effective role modeling.
Now in its tenth year, CYCLE has been recognized with the National Community Youth Service Award, which is bestowed on top youth programs organized by electric cooperatives nationwide.