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8th Grade Contest

Congrats 2019 Winners!!



Ryder Jack, Tipton Middle School

Shelby Stevens, Tipton Middle School

Bethany Beavers, Frederick Middle School

Adrian Gaytan, Frederick Middle School



Matthew Brooks, Northside Middle School

Hannah Dunson, Northside Middle School

Kinsey Weatherly, Vernon Middle School

Abigaile Floyd, Vernon Middle School




8th grade students in the following schools:


Altus, Blair, Chillicothe, Crowell, Davidson, Electra, Frederick, Harrold,

Navajo, Northside, Snyder, Tipton, and Vernon




SWRE Youth Energy Essay Contest


If you are an 8th grade student who is attending one of the schools listed above or who lives in the SWRE service territory, you are invited to enter the 2018-19 Youth Power Energy Camp Contest!

At least eight students will be named winners in the contest and each winner will receive a $50 cash prize!

Deadline for submitting your 350-500 word essay is March 1, 2019.



2018-2019 Youth Energy Essay Contest Rules



The Youth Energy Essay Contest is open to any eighth grade student who lives or attends school within the SWRE service area.


All essays submitted become the property of SWRE and will not be returned.


Students who are the child or grandchild of a current SWRE employee or trustee are NOT eligible to enter.


How to Enter


Thoughtfully write an original essay on the topic below. 



Essay Topic and Due Date:




Wise, efficient use of electricity and other energy sources is important.


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


    What would you do?


    Consider ways that individuals, businesses and whole communities can save energy or use it more efficiently. Develop a community plan. Think about how you, as a leader, will communicate your plan and make people want to participate.


Essay Format


The essay must be original and of 350 to 500 words. It must be neatly printed in black or blue ink, or typewritten on white 8 1/2” x 11” paper.


No name may appear on the body of the essay but must be included on a cover sheet (provided on the back page of this packet).




An independent judge will select two winners – one from Texas schools and one from Oklahoma schools. Judging criteria are creativity, originality, accuracy, organization, grammatical correctness, style and content. The judge will also select finalists from Texas and Oklahoma.


Prizes Awarded


At least eight winners will each receive $50 cash prizes.



Enter online now


Or ask your English teacher for more details.





More info on Energy Camp here.







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