After an early morning breakfast buffet, everyone loaded the bus headed for New Roads, LA. We toured Pointe Coupee Electric Membership Corporation and got to meet many of its employees, including the General Manager, Mr. Jodie Cotten. After leaving PCEMC, we were able to travel the newly constructed roads for the new John James Audubon Bridge that will open in the next few months. We had special access to these roads that the public is not yet allowed to travel. The new road took us right to NRG’s Big Cajun II coal fire plant. We were able to tour the plant and learn how electricity is made. After a quick stop at McDonald’s for lunch, our next stop was the Old State Capitol where we met the ghost that lives there and learned about Louisiana’s rich history. Next, we had appointments at the New State Capitol to meet with our representatives and senators. We also got the chance to go all the way to the 27th floor and see the view of Baton Rouge, the Mississippi River and surrounding areas from the observation deck. We finished our day by wrapping up our cooperative game we started last night, performing commercials for our members, and designing our Youth Rally Day t-shirt.
Here’s what today’s bloggers had to say:
William Morvant is DEMCO’s delegate:
His favorite part of the day was ascending to the 27th floor of the new state capitol and taking in the spectacular view. As we gazed out into the horizon it seems that we were standing at the apex of the city. The magnitude of all the history we had absorbed manifest itself to us at that point. The view was awe inspiring.
His least favorite part of the day was trying to remember names. That is not my strong suite. I am sure that I have name/facial amnesia. It’s truly heartbreaking.
Today’s activities taught William that before today there was no way that I could have fully appreciated the intricacies of the electric cooperative industry. Our experience today especially these at the Cajun coal plant were priceless.
William would like to say to his loved ones back home: To my little brother Benjamin, sign up for this contest and win! I know you can.
Amanda Marcum is NRG’s delegate:
Her favorite part of the day was performing our skits for our cooperative.
Her least favorite part of the day was waking up really early in the morning.
Today’s activities taught Amanda that she can’t run a business because her team is last in the business game.
Amanda would like to say to her loved ones back home: I miss yall and I love you!
Amanda also wishes she had more time to just hang out with everyone.