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Eight Texhoma 8th grade students have been named as the winners in Southwest Rural Electric Association’s 2018 Youth Energy Essay Contest. Each winning student received a $50 cash prize.

The contest winners are as follows:

Morgan Bailey, Tipton Middle School. She is the daughter of Jenny and Shannon Olson. Her TMS English teacher is Marisa White.

Jaycent Froelich, Blair School. He is the son of Jen Maxwell. His English teacher is Kathi Martin.

Maddie Gillespie, Northside ISD. Her parents are Heather and Rick Gillespie. Her English teacher is Diana Brints.

Audrey Hodges, Vernon Middle School. She is the daughter of Michelle and Wayne Hodges. Her English teacher is Misti Dickerson.

Cielo Martinez, Vernon Middle School. She is the daughter of Julia Ochoa. Her English teacher is Misti Dickerson.

Alyssia Patrick, Northside ISD. She is the daughter of Kelly McMillan.  Her English teacher is Diana Brints.

Elizabeth Stengell,Navajo Schools. Her parents are Joey and Kathy Stengall. Her English teacher is Kaylyn Dinser.

Carter Torrez,Blair Schools. He is the son of Melissa Charles and Isaac Torrez. His English teacher at Blair Schools is Kathi Martin.

 

2018 Contest Theme:

“Imagine that the governor has appointed YOU to be in charge of promoting energy efficiency in your town or community.”

That was the challenge that was given to students in this year’s contest. Student submissions were very well thought-out.  Submissions had dozens of ideas for how to promote energy efficiency on an individual and community-sized level. 

All students were asked to be creative, but to also give careful consideration to grammar, spelling, punctuation, and composition.

“Supporting local education has always been a top priority for our cooperative’s members,” said Kenneth Simmons, SWRE’s chief executive officer. “We are pleased to be able to recognize these excellent 8th grade students.”

The annual Youth Energy Contest is open to any 8th grader who attends school or resides in the SWRE service area. 

 

 

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