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Two earn trips in Intercounty's Rural Electric Youth Tour!

posted Apr 3, 2017, 6:55 AM by Cabool R-IV Schools

High school juniors from across Intercounty Electric’s service territory gathered in the auditorium at the cooperative’s Licking office on Saturday, March 25, to compete for an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Each school submitted their top three essay winners to compete; one student from each school is eligible to win the trip to Washington, D.C and the two runners-up win an all-expenses-paid trip to a leadership conference in Jefferson City.

One by one, each student was interviewed on topics relating to rural electric cooperatives and Intercounty. The competition was intense as each school was represented by highly motivated and intelligent students. A congratulations is due to all of these juniors as they should truly be proud of their accomplishments as tomorrow’s leaders, an Intercounty spokesperson said.

The first place winners to the Washington, D.C. trip this coming June were as follows: Adam Block of Cabool; Natalie Caldwell, Houston; April Bean, Plato; Baylee Bilyeu, Salem; Hannah Strain, Rolla; Lanie Kirkman, Summersville; Jayden Jordan, Mtn. Grove; and Hunter Watson, St. James.

The winners for the Jefferson City trip were: Jessica Rhodes, Cabool; Skylor Wilson, Licking; Grady Todd and Jessica Schivitz, Houston; Rachel Spencer and Mara Freeman, Plato; Quin Blankenship and Cory Gamblin, Salem; Coleman Brainard, Rolla; Aurora Cote and Sarah Woolsey, Summersville; Brooke Reed, Mtn. Grove; and Kennedy Fane and Mackenzie Rodgers, St. James.

News Article By: The Cabool Enterprise