Cooperative’s 75th Anniversary to Serve as Focus of Annual Contest

| January 5, 2013 | 11:11 pm
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Farmers’ Electric Cooperative is once again sponsoring their annual essay contest.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to communications specialist Chasity Anderson:

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Anderson explained students from area schools have the chance to win all-expense-paid trips this summer.  “We have two different contests actually that are going on,” said Anderson,” Members of the junior class will be competing to win one of two trips to Washington D.C. and three sophomores will win trips to the Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience which will be held in Jefferson City.”

Anderson went on to give more details about the trip to the nation’s capital.  “Pretty much anything in Washington that is worth seeing will be seen during this week-long whirlwind tour,” said Anderson,” Everyone gets up at 6:00 in the morning and there are usually events scheduled until 11:00 each night for the six days the kids are gone.  They see all the monuments, have access to a number of the museums including the Smithsonian, and spend a day on capitol hill.”

The C.Y.C.L.E. conference for sophomores will be held July 18th-20th, while the trip to Washington is scheduled for June 15th-21st.

The essay topics are a bit different for the two groups.  The sophomores’ topic is to develop a slogan for Farmers’ Electric Cooperative’s 75th Anniversary and discuss the differences between a cooperative and other utilities.

The seniors are also asked to develop a slogan for the anniversary celebration and then describe how life was different before Farmers’ Electric provided service to rural areas and to give a short history of how that all began.

All entries must be received by Friday, February 22, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.  Anyone with questions is asked to contact Chasity Anderson at 660-646-4281 ext. 20.

Press Release:

Sophomores and juniors from 26 area high schools will have the opportunity to win all expense paid trips this summer. Members of the junior class will be competing to win one of two trips to Washington D.C. Three sophomores will win trips to the Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience (C.Y.C.L.E.) in Jefferson City. The Youth Tour to Washington Trip will be held June 15-21, while the C.Y.C.L.E. trip will be July 18-20.
The essay contest is open to all sophomores and juniors attending a high school located within the service area of Farmers’ Electric Cooperative. Likewise, the contest is also open to sophomores and juniors who reside in a home on the FEC system but attend a high school outside of the Cooperative’s service territory where the essay contest is not offered at that high school. Children of Co-op employees and directors are not eligible to participate in the contest.
Sophomore and junior class English instructors received essay contest information and applications in the mail in December. Applications may also be picked up at the FEC office in Chillicothe or by going on-line to the Cooperative’s website at www.fec-co.com.
The essay topic for sophomores this year is: “Develop a slogan for Farmers’ Electric Cooperative’s 75th Anniversary. Discuss the differences between a Cooperative and other utilities and outline the advantages to being a member of an electric co-op.”
The essay topic for juniors is: “Develop a slogan for Farmers’ Electric Cooperative’s 75th Anniversary. Discuss how life was different before Farmers’ Electric came to the rural people in our area and give a short history of how the Cooperative began.”
The essay contest deadline is Friday, February 22, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. The essays, which may range between 250-600 words in length, must be postmarked on or before the deadline. Winners of the essay contests will be announced in early April. If there are any questions pertaining to the contest, please call Chasity Anderson at 660-646-4281, ext. 20.

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