Today is our first day. Everyone is very excited to get acquainted. This is the first time that everyone gets to meet one another. The Chaperones: Mrs. Sandy “Mama Sandy”, Ms. Addie, Mrs. Kay and Mr. Nick introduce themselves to the delegates and parents as they arrive one by one. Everyone is busy introducing themselves and learning about the other delegates that will be traveling to Washington D.C. from Louisiana. Rooms are assigned and dinner begins promptly at 6:15. After dinner, everyone meets in a hotel meeting room for an overview of the next couple days. We also play an ice breaker game, watch the Youth Tour Video, and learn a little about the Louisiana Electric Cooperatives. Next, we form our own cooperative groups. We are informed that we will play a computer simulated game over the next couple days where we are responsible for running our own cooperative and making business decisions. We are broken into groups/coops. The fun has begun! Lights out at 10:45p.m.
Katie is representing Beauregard Electric. She said her favorite part of today was the simulated business game. She is part of the Do-Re-Me Pod Company! Katie was disappointed when her MP3 player battery died during her long ride here. However once she arrive her excitement began to build because she learned about what she would be doing and seeing in Washington DC in June. She also learned about electric cooperatives. Katie sends a big hug back home to those she loves :-)
Erin is representing DEMCO. She said her favorite part of today was breaking up into coop groups and meeting new people. Erin didn't like waiting outside the hotel room when she arrived today. Erin is busy working on her skills to be more competive as well as creative with the product she's producing in the simulated game. Erin's message for the gang back home is "I Love Y'all!"--Emily & Alissa have fun at school. Mom & Dad I don't think I forgot anything and I'm having fun!
Check back with us tomorrow!