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Beltrami Electric Chooses Jenna Thompson for 2014 Youth Tour

Beltrami Electric has selected Bemidji High School's Jenna Thompson as the co¬op's representative for the 2014 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, where she will join hundreds of high school students representing their cooperatives on an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 13-19, 2014. This trip is a part of an annual Youth Tour sponsored by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), the Minnesota Rural Electric Association (MREA) and Beltrami Electric Cooperative.

Ms. Thompson is very active in her school. Not only is she a member of the National Honor Society and the Environmental Club, she also plays softball and has been a hockey cheerleader. She has also been a Relay for Life team member for the past five years. In college, she plans to major in math and science and would ultimately like to pursue a career in dentistry.

The tour includes visits to many of the National Mall memorials. Representatives will also spend a day on "The Hill" meeting with legislators and witnessing the day-to-day operations of the federal legislature. Jenna was selected based on her strong educational background and community involvements, qualities that Beltrami Electric Cooperative believes are important in our future community leaders.

Jenna is the daughter of Mark and Minda Thompson, Bemidji, Minn.

Beltrami Electric Cooperative is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative located in Bemidji, Minn. Established in 1940, Beltrami Electric provides power to almost 17,000 member-owners within a 3,000 square mile service area located in the lakes region of north-central Minnesota.


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