March News:

And the winners are ……. Black River is proud to announce the 2016 Washington Youth Tour Winners. Three outstanding high school students will represent Black River Electric Cooperative on the 2016 Washington Youth Tour.

The judges chose Patrick Muldrow of Wilson Hall, Cameron Tomlin of Sumter High and Alyssa Weimer of St. Francis Xavier to attend the week-long event in June. They will be traveling with 65 other South Carolina students to the nation’s capital where they will be joined by more than 1,500 students from across the country.

During their stay in Washington, they will participate in numerous activities including visiting their Congressman, touring historical sites and learning more about electric cooperatives.
Black River sponsors this tour as part of its commitment to the outstanding young people in its service area.

The three students were chosen from a number of extremely worthy applicants representing schools in Sumter, Clarendon, Kershaw and Lee counties.

In addition to the three winners, an alternate was also chosen in case one of the winners cannot attend the DC Tour in June. The alternate for 2016 is Emily DuRant, a junior at Wilson Hall. Congratulations to all of the students. We know you will represent Black River well!


January News:


Black River Electric Cooperative is currently taking applications for three high school students to participate in an all-expense paid trip to the nation’s capital this summer.  Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Must be available to attend the trip June 11-16, 2016;
  • Must currently be a high school junior;
  • Must receive electricity from Black River Electric Cooperative;
  • And the applicant cannot be a family member of an employee or board member of BREC.

Applications are available at your high school guidance counselor’s office, the Black River office or online here: application 2016.  Application deadline is Friday, Feb. 26 at noon.  Don’t miss out on all the fun!