DeRidder— Beauregard Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BECi), announces the top 10 winners of the 2020 Beauregard Electric Cooperative Youth Tour Essay Contest. Students entered the contest by writing an essay describing how life would be without electricity. BECi received over 40 entries and awarded four of the top 10 winners a trip to Washington, D.C.
The winners of the contest who will participate in the Youth Tour are as follows:
- Lael Hamilton – South Beauregard High School
- Raegan Tucker – Merryville High School
- Meredith Leger – South Beauregard High School
- Carlye Blackmon – Merryville High School.
BECi would also like to offer its congratulations to the following students for placing in the top 10:
- Anna Shuff – South Beauregard High School
- Elijah Midkiff – South Beauregard High School
- Hannah Marcantel – DeQuincy High School
- Blaise Duncan – Merryville High School
- Susannah Parker – Merryville High School
- Emileigh Doyle – Merryville High School
Melinda Shirley, English teacher at Merryville High School, won the $100 teacher incentive for having five or more students submit an essay.
In June, the students will travel to Washington, D.C., where they will join over 1,500 students from 36 states. While in Washington, they will visit the offices of Louisiana's representatives and senators, the U.S. Capitol, the Smithsonian Institution, the Arlington National Cemetery, and many other monuments and historical sites. BECi invites the public to visit the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth Tour website to view photos of current and past tours. To keep up with the latest news from BECi, visit our Facebook and Twitter pages.
BECi is the distribution cooperative that serves the electric needs of more than 43,000 residential, commercial and industrial members in a 7-parish area of southwest and central Louisiana.