The FPU Student Utility Board consists of seven students - three from Lincoln County High School, three from Fayetteville High School and one from Riverside Christian Academy. The youth board meets monthly, from August to May, and learns about various departments, operations and customer services at FPU. To apply for the FPU Student Utility Board, students should check with their school principals and/or guidance counselors. Applications are received and reviewed in April of each year.
The Youth Tour is a week-long tour of our nation's Capital. FPU sponsors four junior class students who win the Annual Rural Electric Short Story Writing Contest. In Washington, students spend the week touring historical sites and visiting national monuments. They also participate in the National Youth Day activities where some 1,500 young people gather to learn about issues facing our nation.
In the photos at right are FPU's 2014 Washington Youth Tour winners - Ryan Eldridge, Lukas Anglin and Bonnie Wakefield. During the week-long tour, they visited with Rep. Scott DeJarlais at the U.S. Capitol and made a stop at The White House.
FPU sponsors two junior class students to the Youth Leadership Summit held in Nashville, TN. The Summit offers students a look at our state government in action, focuses on leadership skills and introduces the role of rural electric systems to the students.
4-H Electric Camp
FPU sponsors the annual 4-H Electric Camp each June in Knoxville, TN. The camp helps students understand the many applications of electricity and its benefits through hands-on learning centers taught by electric company employees from across the state.
Fayetteville Public Utilities welcomes all invitations to present information on the following. Our programs are mostly geared to school-age children, but we also welcome church and civic groups as well. We also invite you to call us for a tour of our main office facility, the water treatment or wastewater treatment facilities.