Youth Education Programs
Teaching electrical safety — especially to children — is one of Cullman Electric Cooperative’s top priorities. Powertown is a table-top safety demonstration suitable for any primary or elementary school class. Co-op employees talk with students about the danger of playing around power lines or substations and demonstrate using live electricity how electricity is present even though it can’t always be seen. Students can learn what to do if they are inside a vehicle that makes contact with a power line, and what to do if they ever find a power line on the ground. Presentations can last from 15 to 45 minutes depending upon a teacher’s needs.
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Co-op employees can demonstrate for children how electricity works, the dangers it presents and how to stay safe around electricity. The portable, table-sized model is a wonderful teaching tool in the classroom.
Cullman EC lineman Shannon Bell gives a Powertown presentation to students at West Point Elementary School
Cullman EC can host students from elementary school up to high school age, offering a simple lesson in electrical safety or more complex lessons on electrical engineering and power generation. Students can also take a tour of our facility and speak with employees from different departments, and if the weather is nice, take a ride in a bucket truck.
Electric Cooperative Foundation College Scholarship
The 2020 Electric Cooperative Foundation scholarship winner is ELIZABETH MILLER of Holly Pond High School
The Electric Cooperative Foundation, Inc, was created by the electric cooperatives of Alabama in 1997 in an effort to give back to the communities they serve by providing scholarships for post-secondary and vocational education to accredited institutions for qualifying high school seniors. Paper applications are available at area high schools, online (the above printable PDF) or at the Cullman Electric Cooperative headquarters. Please note that ECF scholarship applications must be RECEIVED at the Alabama Rural Electric Association office by the deadline.
Cullman Electric Cooperative College Scholarship
The 2020 Cullman Electric Cooperative scholarship winners are:
GRACIE EVERETT — Addison High School
CHANDAN MAKWANA — Austin High School (Decatur, AL)
ALYSSA JACKSON — Cold Springs High School
TOWNLEY CORNELIUS — Cullman High School
SARAH LANEY — Fairview High School
ISABELLA DAVIS — Good Hope High School
MATTHEW CORNELIUS — Hanceville High School
AUGUST FLOYD — Holly Pond High School
ALDEN ARCHER — Meek High School
LAUREN AGNELLO — St. Bernard Prep.
ALLISON POWE — Vinemont High School
LILLIAN OWENS — West Point High School
Helping today’s students achieve their academic goals is a great investment in our future. Cullman Electric Cooperative’s Scholarship Program seeks out those well-rounded students in our service area who are dedicated to making a difference in the world around them. Applications are available in January at area high schools, online or at the Cullman Electric Cooperative headquarters. Scholarship is open to high school seniors who are Cullman EC member (or a child or legal ward of a Cullman EC member) who has been in good standing for at least 12 consecutive months at the time of the application deadline — Friday, February 28, 2020. Students may download the PDF file or use the webform on this page to submit their application.
Only one scholarship can be awarded per family per year. Amount of scholarship is $1,000.
A student can receive the Cullman EC scholarship only one time. It is not renewable. The scholarship monies will be awarded prior to the upcoming fall semester or quarter with the student’s valid proof of enrollment as a full-time student at the accredited college, university, or technical school of his/her choice.
Note: The Valedictorian and Salutatorian are not eligible to participate in the cooperative scholarship program.
The Montgomery Youth Tour is an annual event sponsored by the Alabama Rural Electric Association (AREA). Counselors from our local high schools nominate deserving members of the junior class. In March, the group of students representing Cullman EC is joined by other high school students from across Alabama for several days to visit historic sites, meet state leaders, learn about state politics and have a whole lot of fun! In June, the Washington, D.C. Youth Tour is hosted by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Each year, three of Cullman EC’s youth tour participants travel with other students from Alabama for the week-long conference attended by more than 1,500 students from all over the country.
At Cullman Electric Cooperative, we understand that today’s children are the next generation of co-op members, and it’s important we teach them the value of the cooperative business model in addition to lessons on energy efficiency and electrical safety.
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