Congratulations to Faith Wheelock for winning the White River Valley Electric Cooperative 2013 Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. Essay Contest!
It’s the 50th year that Missouri has participated in the youth tour and the second winner for Chadwick in the last five years.
Eleven schools throughout the WRV’s five-county service area were represented at a banquet at the Keeter Center on C of O campus. Each of the eleven semi-finalists received their choice of a Silver Dollar City season pass, a White Water season pass, or a gift certificate to the Tanger Outlet Mall.
Semi-finalists took an exam, presented their essays orally, and answered questions from a panel of judges.
After dinner, it was announced that Faith was one of three winners. (Branson’s Daniel Ramey and Forsyth’s Breanna House were the other two). Faith will spend a week in Washington D.C. in June with about 80 juniors from across Missouri and around 1200 others from across the United States.
In addition to making many new friends, she will visit the Lincoln Memorial, Ford’s Theatre, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Washington Monument, the Jefferson Memorial, Mt. Vernon, the Smithsonian Museum, and more! The trip is all expenses paid and is sure to live up to it’s reputation as “the trip of a lifetime.”