DREMC invites high school juniors to enter Washington Youth Tour Writing Contest

DREMC invites high school juniors to enter Washington Youth Tour Writing Contest

DREMC invites high school juniors across the cooperative’s service area to participate in this year’s Washington Youth Tour Writing Contest by describing in 900 words or less how electric cooperatives give their communities “The Power to Be.” The prize for winning students is an unforgettable trip to Washington, D.C., where they will join hundreds of other students from across the country to tour monuments and memorials while learning about our nation’s rich history.

“It is important to the long-term prosperity of the communities within our service area for the leaders of tomorrow to learn about the political process,” said Connie Potts, DREMC publications and marketing specialist. “Youth Tour participants return to their hometowns stronger leaders, knowing they can make a difference.”

DREMC’s top winner will also have an opportunity to help pay for his or her college education if chosen to receive a $1,000, $2,000 or $3,000 scholarship awarded by the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association for the state’s top-judged stories.

Additionally, the 2019 winners (those who participated in the Washington Youth Tour last year) will be eligible for a $10,000 scholarship to the college or trade school of their choice by completing certain requirements throughout the year.

A DREMC representative is visiting local high schools to explain the program and encourage juniors to participate in the writing contest.

“The Washington Youth Tour helps us learn skills to network with other people – to be able to talk more to others and get out of our comfort zones – things we really need to work on now so we can make use of it in the future,” shared a recent participant.

To be eligible, students must be high school juniors whose households receive electricity from DREMC. They also must meet the guidelines established for the program. For contest requirements and submission deadlines, contact Potts at 931-680-5881.