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2016 PEC Youth Tour winners

Pedernales Electric Cooperative honored the 2016 PEC Youth Tour contest-winning students at a Nov. 19 reception at the Old Blanco County Courthouse in Blanco. The winning students are, front row from left: Anna Gallagher, Leander High School; Erica Colston, Canyon Lake High School and Mackenzie Smith, Jack C. Hays High School. Back row, from left: Loryn Hudson, Ian Blount and Chance Walker, all of Jack C. Hays High School.

2016 Youth Tour Contest

For the 34th 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 2016 Youth Tour Contest, we asked area high school students to write essays featuring a person, entity or event they think should be memorialized with a monument to mark the importance of rural electrification.

Ten semifinalists were chosen to interview with three independent judges who selected the final six winners of an expense-paid June 2016 trip to Washington, D.C., to tour historical sites and meet local political representatives.

This year's winners are listed below. Click on each name to read the student's winning essay.

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Download Youth Tour poster

2016 Youth Tour Poster

Look for the poster in your school or library, too

Visit the NRECA Youth Tour website

NRECA Youth Tour

Visit the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Youth Tour Contest site.