2014 Youth Tour Winners
BCEC Sponsors Three to D.C. in Annual Government-In-Action Youth Tour
The annual Big Country Electric Cooperative (BCEC) Government-In-Action Youth Tour speech contest was held February 24, 2014 at the Roby High School Auditorium. Out of an outstanding 12 competitors, three winners were selected to join 1,500 other teens from across the country for a 9-day all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. in June. Along with the trip to D.C., the students will each receive a $1,500 scholarship.Pictured l to r are: Sadie Shaull of Hamlin, Madison Wingrove of Stamford, Mollie McMeans of Gail, and alternate Emily Anne Fouts of Haskell.
The purpose of this tour is to provide an opportunity for youth to visit monuments, government buildings and cooperative related organizations in order to become familiar with the historical and political environment of our nation’s capital. They will enjoy the best of Washington, D.C., tour the Smithsonian Institute, Ford’s Theatre, the FBI Building, Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials, Mount Vernon and countless other points of interest. The students will experience the sight of Arlington National Cemetery, the Vietnam Memorial, and the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. They will visit their Congressman’s office and find out face to face what’s going on in national government. Their Congressman will meet with the students and answer questions about current governmental issues.
We at Big Country Electric Cooperative are excited to offer our area youth a chance for such an experience. To everyone who participated, thank you and a big round of applause for a job well done!