Local students honored as Youth Power & Hope Winners

November 18, 2016

WANATAH — Indiana’s electric cooperatives, their statewide magazine, Electric Consumer, and Kankakee Valley REMC will honor five young Indiana electric cooperative members who are making a difference in their communities.

The Youth Power and Hope Awards program honors students in fifth through eighth grades who are outstanding community servants. The recipients will be recognized for their achievements at the Indiana Electric Cooperatives annual meeting in Indianapolis on Dec. 6.

To honor the winners’ achievements, students will attend a special ceremony and reception featuring Oliver Luck, the NCAA executive vice president of regulatory affairs. He is also a former NFL quarterback and the father of Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck. In addition, award recipients will also be featured in the December issue of Electric Consumer magazine.

This year two of the five Youth Power and Hope Award winners were LaPorte County area youth. These distinguished area students were:

• Skylar Maul, eighth grader at Wanatah School

• Lillian Tolmen, sixth grader at South Central Elementary School

“Our youth are the backbone to the future successes in our communities. As a community resident, I take great pride in seeing that our area youth are engaged in the community and seek volunteerism as a way to show their pride. I applaud each of the honorees this year and encourage them to continue their service to the community,” said Dennis Weiss, CEO of Kankakee Valley REMC.