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Causer Wins Washington Youth Tour
Winner Hannah Causer is shown here with her English teacher Ann Pettit.

Each year, Gibson Electric Membership Corporation sponsors the Washington Youth Tour short story contest and sends a group of high school juniors to Washington, D.C. 

The delegates get the chance to see how our political system works, visit historic monuments and museums and meet with their congressional representatives. Along the way, they learn about the rural electrification program and why it’s still an important part of their lives back home.

“The trip gives the contest winners an opportunity to learn more about rural electric cooperatives and our nation’s capital,” says Jenni Lynn Rachels, Gibson EMC Communications Specialist. “It is important that our youth understand that Gibson EMC is a not-for-profit, customer-owned business and that our priority is to serve our customer-owners.”

HCHS student Hannah Causer was awarded the trip for being selected as one of Gibson EMC’s short story winners.  She is shown here with her English teacher Ann Pettit.

The tour is coordinated at a statewide level by the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association and at a national level by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

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