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NCE hosts educational program for Fulda students

Fulda seventh- and eighth-grade students took turns operating an auger via remote control during this week's "It's All About YOUth" event. (Special to The Globe)

SLAYTON — Nobles County Electric hosted “It’s All About YOUth” — an opportunity for seventh- and eighth-grade students to learn more about themselves, their actions, leadership, personal growth, safety and career opportunities — for the first time this week.

A total of 43 participating Fulda High School students began their day learning and participating in activities on how to become better leaders. Craig Hillier, a motivational speaker who has spoken to over two million students since 1990, used contagious enthusiasm to captivate the audience. He used a variety of hands-on activities to help deliver his message, and taught the students that their actions and body language make a difference in how they are perceived by others.

A 7,200-volt safety demonstration was given in the afternoon by Karl Henning from Star Energy Services, and showed the precautions to take around electricity and to always keep safety in mind. Seventh- and eighth-graders then had the opportunity to meet with the linemen, try on their gear, take a ride in the bucket of a line truck and use a remote control in a digger truck to dig a hole with an auger.