Alyceea Snodgrass from Altus and Colton Horn of Subiaco are the recent winners of an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. The two students were selected as winners of an essay contest sponsored by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative Corporation.
Alyceea is a junior at Ozark High School and is the granddaughter of Michael and Rebecca wright. She is active in the Beta club, Spanish club, History club, Interact club, Speech/Drama club, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Future Business Leaders of America, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Alyceea is also a Basketball Manager, student Council Treasurer, and a member of the 2013 Basketball Homecoming Royalty. Her hobbies include reading and shopping. Her career goal is to become an Occupational Therapist.
Colton is a junior at Scranton High School and is the son of Todd and Melanie Horn. He is an honor roll student who is active in Beta club, Envirothon, Future Business Leaders of America and participates in Baseball and Track. Colton is Science club President and has won awards in Quiz Bowl and Future Farmers of America. His hobbies include Hunting, Fishing, Kayaking, and Chess. Colton hopes to pursue a career in Civil Engineering.
Each year, an essay contest is held for high school juniors whose parents or guardians are members of Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative Corporation. For this year’s essay, the students wrote an essay entitled “Why I Would Be a Good Youth Tour Representative.” A panel of three judges selected the two winners from the essays submitted.
According to Greg Davis, Key Accounts/Member Services Manager of Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative, “the students, along with 42 other Arkansas youth, will travel to Washington D.C. Upon arrival, they will join thousands of other youth from across the United States to tour the city’s landmarks.” Davis said “the purpose of the Youth Tour program is to educate the students about our country and the rural electrification program in order to provide a better understanding of our form of government and the value of rural electric cooperatives.”
Congratulations, Alyceea and Colton!