REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS YEAR’S CHILDREN’S BOOK CHALLENGE. THANK YOU TO ALL WHO’VE ENTERED!
Students will research and write a book with the theme of Co-ops Power the Future.
Each registered team (1-4 students) will create an electronic book using the book creator program called StoryJumper. This program will allow students to write and illustrate their story. The following steps detail how to participate in this competition.
For more than 75 years, the electric cooperatives in South Carolina have been transforming lives, families and communities with electricity and community support. We want to celebrate that outstanding history with an opportunity for young people to learn what cooperatives are, how they started and how electricity impacts our lives. The electric cooperatives in South Carolina value education and realize students are the problem solvers of the future. Becoming an energy-literate society is essential to overcoming our future energy challenges. Writing a children’s book on new technologies in energy allows students to widen their knowledge of our state’s energy possibilities.
Much of South Carolina was living without electricity in the 1920s. This video is a shorter version of how and why Santee Cooper was created.
Pushing Back the Darkness is the full 27-minute program that discusses the state of SC prior to electrification and the start of Santee Cooper.
Santee Electric Cooperative interviewed members and employees to celebrate their 75th anniversary in 2015. Discussion includes life before and after electrification.
What was life like before refrigerators? Without electricity, refrigerators were inaccessible to rural South Carolinians. Ms. Helen Martin describes getting electricity and her first refrigerator.