S.C. high schoolers to go ‘electric’ in Columbia
Fifty-eight high school students from across South Carolina will be in Columbia this week for an up-close look at how the state’s electric cooperatives are preparing for the future. The rising high school seniors will tour renewable energy sites, meet with state government leaders, explore careers in the electric industry and take rides in an array of all-electric vehicles.
The Cooperative Youth Summit, in its second year, was held July 10-13. Representing Aiken Electric Cooperative at the summit are Rachel Burns of Swansea High, Amia Bussey of Aiken High, Stephen Canepa of Aiken High, Michael Parrish of South Aiken High and Hannah Poole of Swansea High.
Aiken Electric, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, is a member-owned, nonprofit electric utility serving more than 47,000 members in Aiken, Barnwell, Calhoun, Edgefield, Greenwood, Lexington, McCormick, Orangeburg and Saluda counties.