GVEC Youth Tour winners announced
GONZALES – Four local high school students will soon be packing their bags for a week-long, all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. this June as winners of the 2012 Youth Tour sponsored by the Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC).
To enter the competition, the students submitted a one-to-three minute video showing how they would conserve energy at home or at school.
The winners of the GVEC Youth Tour creative video contest are Cole Hybner, St. Paul High School, Shiner; Kristen Henke, Sacred Heart High School, Hallettsville; Morgan Simper, Gonzales High School; and Jake Robinson, Nixon-Smiley High School.
“These students submitted some very creative videos,” says Darren Schauer, GVEC General Manager and CEO. “They not only demonstrated their knowledge of energy efficiency, but showed the practical application of what they learned. We applaud their leadership and effort in taking on this video challenge to earn their spot on this year’s Youth Tour.”
The trip to D.C. is part of the national Electric Cooperative Youth Tour hosted each year by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Sponsored by GVEC, it’s proven to be a life-changing experience by giving local students the opportunity to meet other students from cooperatives around the nation and allowing them to learn first-hand about our country’s heritage, the important role electric cooperatives play in the community, and how our federal government works.
While on the Youth Tour this coming June, Hybner, Henke, Simper and Robinson will meet their Texas House Representatives and Senators during a visit to Capitol Hill as well as visit our nation’s exciting museums, memorable landmarks and breathtaking memorials.
The students’ videos may be viewed at gvec.org by clicking on the “Youth Tour Winners” icon.
GVEC is an electric cooperative that serves over 68,000 consumers across 13 Texas counties. The service area spans 3,500 square miles across South Central Texas. The headquarters is located in Gonzales with four area offices in the cities of Schertz, Seguin, La Vernia and Cuero.