June 21, 2024

SoMD’s Energy Sector Topic for Local Leaders


The Leadership Southern Maryland Executive Program went behind the scenes of the Southern Maryland energy sector in April to better understand its impact on the region’s life and economy.

Outstanding Teachers Honored by SMECO


Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative worked with the tri-county school systems to honor 20 educators with Outstanding Teacher awards for leadership in the fields of mathematics, science, technology, and engineering.

With Library ‘Storywalks,’ Kids Can Stroll and Read


Patrons at the Leonardtown and Charlotte Hall libraries will soon be able to stroll through a series of outdoor reading stations for children. The “storywalks” are set to open May 11.

35 Teams Compete in SMECO Math Challenge

Math Challenge

The 2024 Elementary Mathematics Challenge Competition, co-sponsored by the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, for fourth- and fifth-grade students, was held from school sites April 4.

SMECO Nominating Committee to Meet


Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors has appointed 10 members to the 2024 Nominating Committee scheduled to meet May 8, 2024, at SMECO’s headquarters in Hughesville.

Easter Egg Festival Set @ Fairgrounds Rain or Shine

The annual Easter Egg Festival will be held March 23 at the St. Mary’s County Fairgrounds in Leonardtown. The rain-or-shine event will be held from 11:30am to 4pm.

SMECO Announces Richards’ Resignation

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative’s Board of Directors recently announced that James A. Richards has resigned his seat on the Board as of February 19, 2024. Mr. Richards represented Prince George’s County and served on SMECO’s Board since 2001. “James Richards’ dedication to service over many decades—both at SMECO and in the local community—shows his commitment to making a positive impact. We could always rely on Mr. Richards to be an advocate for the economic development, education, and quality of life of our SMECO members,” said Sonja Cox, SMECO president and CEO. “We will miss his commitment to transparency and his…

SMECO Extends Deadline for Scholarship Applications


The deadline to apply for Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative scholarships has been extended. Students have until Monday, April 15, 2024, to apply.

MATHCOUNTS Marks 30th Anniversary


Southern Maryland’s annual MATHCOUNTS competition, sponsored by Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, marked its 30th anniversary on February 3. More than 150 students from 18 schools competed.

SMECO: Update Your Address Before Board Election


Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative’s January newsletter reminds members to make sure the co-op has up-to-date contact information so that they receive materials before the board of directors’ election later this year.