STUDENTS EARN TRIP TO WASHINGTON D.C.
Mohave Electric Cooperative will send two area students on a week-long educational trip to Washington, D.C. in June 2012, to participate in the National Rural Electric Cooperative’s 48th Annual Youth Tour.
Winners of Mohave Electric’s annual competition, held November 8th, are Leslie Ramirez-Alvarez, daughter of Antonette Alvarez and Rolando Ramirez, and Laci Quick, daughter of Staci and Patrick Quick, all of Bullhead City. Chelsie Carter, daughter of Emily and David Orantes, also from Bullhead City was selected as alternate.
Ramirez-Alvarez and Quick will join more than 1,400 students from electric cooperatives across the nation for the Youth Tour program that provides the opportunity to visit historical sites and experience the workings of our country’s government.
The Mohave-sponsored contest was open to area high school juniors whose parents or guardians are members of Mohave Electric Cooperative. Fourteen semi-final contestants were chosen in October and advanced to the final competition based on essays submitted with their applications.
The next phase of the competition required participants to choose a question from a list of energy related topics to research, then present a speech based on their topic. Topics included energy challenges that will affect future generations, energy efficiency and the economic environmental future of energy, as well as the status, potential and history of nuclear, wind, hydroelectric or solar power. A panel of four local community leaders served as judges and ranked the speakers based on criteria including content, subject knowledge, organization, delivery, eye contact, appearance and use of visual aids.
This is the 21st year that Mohave Electric has selected area students to participate in Washington, D.C. Youth Tour.