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Jerke to represent Wheatland Electric at Youth Leadership Camp
Regan Reif, Wheatland Electric Member Services and Key Accounts Manager, presents Zoe Jerke, Junior at Great Bend High School, with congratulatory balloons and candy to celebrate her selection as a Wheatland Electric representative at the 44th Annual Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp which will be held in Steamboat Springs, Colorado this summer.

This summer, students from Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Wyoming will attend an all-expenses paid educational retreat at the annual Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp in Steamboat Springs, Colo. The Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp builds leadership skills, facilitates meaningful connections, teaches students about cooperative principles, and creates memories to last a lifetime. 

Zoe Jerke, Junior at Great Bend High School and Ryan Thompson, Junior at Syracuse High School, were selected to represent Wheatland Electric at the 44th Annual Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp. Jerke and Thompson were awarded this trip after a competitive selection process which included writing an essay, taking an exam, and interviewing with a panel from Wheatland Electric’s Board of Trustees. 

“Wheatland Electric is proud to be a participating sponsor of the Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp and send our local youth to develop essential leadership and teamwork skills,” said General Manager Bruce Mueller. “Through this trip, our students will take the time to learn how electric cooperatives work and how co-ops and their employees support the communities they serve.”

To learn more about the Youth Tour program, visit or contact Alli Conine, Manager of Member Services & Corporate Communications at 620-874-4563 or