East Texas Rural Electric Youth Seminar (ETREYS)

East Texas Rural Electric Youth Seminar (ETREYS)


What is ETREYS?



A life-changing experience for rural high school students! 

The East Texas Rural Electric Youth Seminar (ETREYS) is designed to foster positive ideals and values among young people and to enhance skills in leadership, problem-solving and interpersonal relationships in a wholesome environment.

Panola-Harrison Electric Cooperative (PHEC) and 9 other East Texas electric Cooperatives come together every year to sponsor an all-expenses paid trip for High School Sophmores and Juniors from the coop service areas to get together for peer group activities, workshops and seminars that include everything from leadership activities to pure fun and entertainment.

Participants are selected yearly to participate based on overall excellence, including involvement in extracurricular activities, leadership positions in the community or at school, academic achievement, etc.

Additionally, each student has a chance to compete for thousands of dollars in college scholarship award funds.

PHEC is committed to our community.  Our participation in this event and the support for students in member families is just one way for us to follow through with this committment.

ETREYS Photos - 2017

ETREYS Photos - 2016

Please contact Linda McNeely at 903-935-7936 ext. 209 for applications and information.