2013 Youth Tour Contest
For the 31st year, Pedernales Electric joined other electric cooperatives across the country to participate in the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Youth Tour program. For PEC's 2013 Youth Tour Contest, we asked area high school students to write essays outlining a cooperative business with an environmentally sustainable product. The Co-op also asked students to explain the advantages of cooperative membership, the cooperative business structure and the impact on economic development their business would have in the community.
Twelve finalists were selected to present their essays at the Lower Colorado River Authority Redbud Center in Austin on Nov. 17, 2012. An independent panel of judges selected six students as winners of an expense-paid June 2013 trip to Washington, D.C., to tour historical sites and meet local political representatives.
Check back with us in August 2013 for details on our next Youth Tour Contest!
2013 Youth Tour Contest Winners
The six winners of our 2013 Youth Tour Contest. Pictured, left to right, are Haley Hodgins, Jack C. Hays High School; Isabella Bortolussi, Lago Vista High School, Sam Sebree, Porter Hehr and Allison Walker; Jack C. Hays High School, and Olivia Wilczek, Dripping Springs High School.