Each year, Bowie-Cass Electric Cooperative joins eight other east Texas cooperatives in sponsoring the East Texas Rural Electric Youth Seminar (ETREYS). BCEC offers an all-expenses-paid trip for 10 students attending a high school in the BCEC service area to ETREYS.
While at ETREYS, students participate in workshops, seminars, and peer group activities that range from leadership development to pure entertainment. Speakers from all walks of life, including nationally-known personalities, athletes, and professional leaders, participate in the daily sessions. Additionally, each student can compete for thousands in college scholarship funds.
Established in 1988, the mission of ETREYS is to foster positive ideas and values among young people and to enhance skills in leadership, problem-solving and interpersonal relationships. Participating cooperatives include Bowie-Cass, Cherokee County, Deep East, Houston County, Jasper-Newton, Panola-Harrison, Rusk County, Upshur Rural, and Wood County.
Participants must be either a sophomore or junior and are selected based on overall excellence and involvement in extracurricular activities, including leadership positions, academic awards, etc.
For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Devin Skaggs at 903-846-2311 ext. 226.
The 2023 E.T.R.E.Y.S. Camp will be held June 19 - 23, 2023. Download an application HERE.
Completed applications can be submitted to Bowie-Cass Electric Co-Op, Attn: Marketing, PO Box 47, Douglassville, TX 75560, or by email to email@example.com. Applications are due by March 24, 2023.