Indiana’s electric cooperatives and their statewide magazine, Indiana Connection, are accepting applications for awards that recognize the community spirit of Indiana’s youth. The Youth Power and Hope Awards program honors Indiana students in fifth through eighth grades who are leaders in their communities. Up to five qualified candidates will be selected to receive $500 and be featured in Indiana Connection, among other highlights. Past award recipients include students who have initiated a coat drive for the underprivileged, supported patients at Riley Hospital for Children, worked with special needs children, volunteered at a local animal shelter, raised money for the American Cancer Society, and more. Fifth through eighth graders whose household receives electricity from Boone REMC are encouraged to submit an online application at The deadline for entries is Monday, Oct. 2.

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