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Taylor Electric Cooperative offers free trip to Washington, D.C.,

By Kelly Thompson



For two area high school studentsTaylor Electric Cooperative invites all area high school students who live within its 11-county service area to participate in the annual Government in Action – Youth Tour essay contest and win a trip to the nation’s capital. Also, this year’s essay contest winners will receive an additional award: $250 savings bonds.{{more}}The contest is open to any high school student who is currently a sophomore or 16 years of age or older. Essays will be judged by local educators. There are no fees to enter; however, eligibility is limited to the first 30 students who submit essays and application packets. This year’s essay topic is “What are the biggest energy issues that your generation will face?” Students should write between 1,500 and 2,000 words on the topic. For more details, contest information is available from local school counselors and entry forms and details can be downloaded online at Click the “Community Connections” button to learn more about Youth Tour and the Taylor Electric Scholarship program. Winners will receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C, leaving June 11 and returning home June 19. The students will fly and tour with more than 140 other students from across the southwest. Their itinerary will include tours to national monuments, the Smithsonian, The FBI, the Capitol building, the Supreme Court, the National Cathedral, The Ford Theater, time for shopping and socializing, and much more.The contest deadline is March2th when submission entries will close at 5 p.m. For more information, call 325-793-8538 email

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