| Federated Rural Electric, Jackson, salutes the winners in its 2017 Youth Tour Contest. |
Winning the grand prize was Isaac Hedstrom, Lakefield; he won Federated’s free trip to Washington, D.C. June 10-15. Hedstrom is the son of Dale and Mary. He is a home-schooled junior. Hedstrom will be among 1,500 teenagers from across the country participating in Youth Tour, which is sponsored by electric cooperatives. He will tour the D.C. memorials and sites, witness Congress in session, visit with legislators and enjoy an evening dinner theater, while learning about cooperatives.
Second and third place awards of $150 and $100 were awarded to Emily Paplow and Logan Potthoff. Paplow received second place. She is the daughter of Cory and Lisa, Lakefield. She is a junior attending Jackson County Central High School. Potthoff is a junior at Martin County West High School. He is the son of Neal and Dawn, Dunnell.
Each applicant completed an application and an essay on an energy-related topic. Five students entered the contest. The applicants also received a $20 gift certificate to Amazon.com. The finalists were called back for personal interviews March 28.
The other two finalists were Eric Head, Fairmont, and Thomas Regier, Mountain Lake. Head is a sophomore at Fairmont Senior High School and is the son of Jim and Amy. Reiger is the son of John and Amy. Regier is a sophomore at Mountain Lake High School.
"Federated is proud to sponsor this contest," said General Manager Scott Reimer. "It's an investment in our youth and future. This trip gives local teens exposure to our industry and government in action. These are our future leaders and I’m happy to report that we are in good hands."
Federated, your local Touchstone Energy partner, is a cooperative that provides electric service to 6,700 members in Jackson and Martin Counties.
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