DREMC honors 2020 writing contest winners
We introduce the nine high school juniors who have won first place in the cooperative’s annual writing contest. Meet the winners of this year’s competition below.
“Congratulations to these future leaders,” shared President and CEO Scott Spence. “We are very proud of their accomplishments and how they represent our community. We wish them the best in their future endeavors.”
Traditionally, students winning the writing competition are awarded the week-long Washington, D.C., Youth Tour. However, due to COVID-19 and safety concerns, the tour was cancelled.
In lieu of receiving the tour, DREMC will honor these contest winners in coming weeks at a special awards presentation. Visit www.dremc.com and follow DREMC on social media to see highlights from the awards presentation.
Students participating in the writing contest not only receive local awards but are also eligible to compete on a state level for scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.
Each year, students in the DREMC service area are invited to write 900 words or less about electric cooperatives and how they serve their communities. This year’s contest theme was titled “Electric Cooperatives: The Power to Be” and asked students to focus on how electric cooperatives give consumers the “power to be” connected, engaged, productive, healthy, educated, etc.