Houston junior Jami Tune and Britney Cook of Plato won all expense paid trips to Washington, D.C., at Saturday’s Intercounty Electric essay competition. Megan Graeff and Kaylyn Dalbom of Houston were named runners-up and received trips to a leadership conference in Jefferson City.
Area schools submitted their top three essay winners to travel to the cooperative’s Licking office Saturday. One by one, each student was interviewed on topics relating to rural electric cooperatives and Intercounty.
One first-place winner from each school received a trip to Washington D.C. Runners-up were given trips to Jefferson City.
First-place winners were: Tune and Cook; Jordan Hammond, Licking; Skylar Mosca, Cabool; Jennifer Carroll, Mountain Grove; Hannah Kettner, Salem; Kelsey Keeling, Summersville; and Branden Taber, St. James.
Runners-up were: Graeff and Dalbom; Allie Honeyfield and Ashton Lewis, Licking; Corri Mader and Jack Brown, Cabool; Laura Jones and Nicole Clover, Mountain Grove; Robert Wilson and Matthew Prince, Salem; and Courtney Turner and Veronica Salazar, Rolla.