Winners will receive a trip to Washington D.C.
LOCAL NEWS — Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC) invites high school juniors across their service area – which includes Moore County – to enter their 2020 writing contest. The Lynchburg winner will join other students from around the state on a trip to Washington D.C. to tour monuments and memorials while learning about our nation’s rich history.
To enter the Washington Youth Tour Writing Contest, students should compose a 900 word (or less) essay describing how electric cooperatives give their communities “The Power to Be.”
“It is important to the long-term prosperity of the communities within our service area for the leaders 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.”
The top essay winners will qualify for college scholarships 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 will visit Moore County High School to explain the writing contest and encourage local students to participate. 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.•