July 25, 2012
Watch his speech below.
“I’m pumped,” Oliver said. “I’ve taken my leadership skills in my school and community to a new level. I want to thank Palmetto Electric Cooperative for allowing me to go on this trip of a lifetime."
Oliver’s electric co-op experience began in June when he attended the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. with 47 other South Carolina high school students and morethan 1,500 students from across the country. Oliver was one of three students selected to go on the trip by Palmetto Electric Cooperative. The South Carolina students selected Oliver to serve as their representative on the YLC.
During the YLC conference, participants from more than 40 states delivered a 5-7 minute speech about what inspired them during their Youth Tour trip. Oliver was chosen as national spokesperson based upon his speech—E Pluribus Unum, which means “out of many, one.”
Oliver, will deliver his speech again during the NRECA annual membership meeting February 13-20 in New Orleans.
Annual membership meeting takes place today at the co-op's office in Ridgeland.
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