Attention MCHS Class of 2022: DREMC invites you to enter writing contest for scholarship dollars

February 19 is the deadline for MCHS juniors to enter the DREMC Creative Writing Contest. At least one student from Moore County will win. (File Photo)

LOCAL NEWS — Duck River Electric Membership Corporation (DREMC) invites high school juniors across their service area – which includes Moore County – to enter their 2021 writing contest. Due to COVID-19 concerns, the year’s winner will not tour Washington D.C. as a group. Instead, applicants will be eligible to win higher education scholarship funds. The deadline to enter is Friday, February 19 and the winners will be announced after March 26.

One student from Moore, Maury, and Giles counties and two students from Bedford, Coffee, Franklin, and Marshall counties will be selected. Home school students are also invited to apply.

To enter the DREMC Creative Writing Scholarship Competition, students should submit a 750 to 900 word short story that explores how Tennessee’s electric cooperative help build a brighter Tennessee. Entries will be judged on appropriate treatment of the theme, originality, as well as grammar and composition.

The top essay winners will qualify for additional college scholarship dollars awarded by the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association (TECA) for the state’s top-judged stories.

“I’ve been working with the TECA for my whole teaching career with this essay contest,” said MCHS’s Lisa Price Moorehead. “It’s a fabulous opportunity.”

MCHS students with questions should contact Moorehead at the high school or DREMC’s Connie Potts at [email protected] or 931-680-5881.•

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