2016 Youth Tour - March 8, 2016
This year's winners of the annual Government-in-Action Youth Tour contest are Haylee Smith and Laura Childress. The winners were selected by a panel of independent judges from electric cooperatives across the state. Smith, a senior at Cayuga High School is the daughter of TVEC members James and Christie Smith. Childress, a junior homeschool student from Eustace, is the daughter of TVEC members Ben and Sherry Childress. The two will go to Washington D.C., in June and join hundreds of other students from around the nation for an experience they will never forget.
The tour is scheduled for June 8- 17, 2016. Smith and Childress will travel to Austin to begin the journey to Washington, D.C… They will tour the Governor’s Mansion, the Texas State Capitol and the Bob Bullock Museum. A little Texas history will be a taste of what awaits the students as they depart for Washington D.C. to join the other 1500 students from across the United States. In addition to taking in the sights and sounds around the nation’s capital, all of the state groups will convene for Rural Electric Youth Day and an evening of dinner and dancing.