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Youth Tour

Congratulations to our 2018 Youth Tour Winners: 



Deanna Duensing - Electra High School & Timothy Paul Jacobson - Snyder High School


During their trip to Washington, D.C., the two Texoma youth visited the U.S. Capitol, Mount Vernon, the capital city’s many memorials and museums, and Arlington National Cemetery. They also had the opportunity to visit with numerous elected officials.

Runners-up in the contest are Jamie Jannaman, Frederick High School, and Ronna Dennis, Vernon High School. Jamie is the daughter of Carol and Michael Jannaman, Frederick. Ronna is the daughter of Ronny and Lynn Dennis, Vernon.

As runners-up, Jamie and Ronna will have the opportunity to represent SWRE at the 2019 high school Touchstone Leadership Summit to be held next January in Oklahoma City.

Other 2018 contest finalists were Destiny Barnard, Frederick High School, daughter of Sherri Barnard; Lincoln Muller, Navajo High School, son of Matt and Kellie Muller; Kaitlyn Thomas, Northside High School, daughter of Denise Thomas; Ragan Fieldhouse, Vernon High School, daughter of Mary and Stephen Fieldhouse.

All finalists received certificates and $250 cash prizes.

The SWRE Youth Tour Contest is open each year to all 11th grade students who live or attend school in the SWRE service area. The annual SWRE Youth Tour Essay Contest for high school juniors is an annual tradition that began in 1964.


Next year's contest will begin in September of 2018.  

11th grade students who live or go to school in Southwest Rural Electric territory may apply!


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