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RURAL ELECTRIC YOUTH TOUR


2012YouthTour winners have plenty to say Students write letters to officials on the issues that concern them


T


o select teen delegates for the 2012 Rural Electric Youth Tour, Choctaw Electric Cooperative (CEC) asked


local teens to write a letter to the public official of their choice. The letter should communicate their feelings about a particular issue in a manner that is clear, concise and persuasive.


Youth Tour judges selected the best letters submitted from teens in each county in CEC service territory. Judges also interviewed contestants.


From broad reaching topics such as community involvement and volunteerism to issues such as English-only legislation, these high school juniors had plenty to say.


CEC 2012 Youth Tour delegates are:


Kylie Myers, Idabel High School Zac Harber, Hugo High School Payton Gentry, Antlers High School Trent Lawless, Rattan High School


The teens will meet Oklahoma’s Youth Tour delegation in Oklahoma City for a “get


acquainted” banquet on June 15. The next morning the teens and chaperones board an airplane for Washington DC, where they will see many historic sites, monuments, museums and famous buildings including the Pentagon, Holocaust Museum, Smithsonian Museums, Mount Vernon, the National Cemetery and more.


Youth Tour takes place June 15-21.


Congratulations, delegates. Have a wonderful trip!


—Kylie Myers, Idabel High School


CEC


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