CEC selects winners

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Shown from L to R: Victoria Veasey of Straughn High School (Washington winner), Megan McQueen of Samson High School (Washington winner), Austin Potter of Straughn High School (1st alternate), and Hannah Johnson of Red Level High School (2nd alternate).

Covington Electric Cooperative hosted the 2012 Washington Youth Tour Interview Competition at its main office on April 10.

Megan McQueen, a junior at Samson High School, and Victoria Veasey, a junior at Straughn High School, were selected to attend the National Youth Tour in Washington, D.C., this June.

A three-judge panel interviewed students from area schools during the competition. The participating students were previously selected through an essay competition at their schools and had already attended the Montgomery Youth Tour in March.

“Any of the students who interviewed would have made excellent representatives for CEC. I am so proud of these kids, and I commend them for choosing to compete for this opportunity. Unfortunately, we only have two positions for the all-expense paid trip,” said Patty Singleton-Seay, CEC public relations manager. “Our Washington Youth Tour winners will join about 40 other students from across Alabama, and more than 1,200 students from around the country this summer. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and CEC is pleased to make it possible.”

High school juniors Austin Potter of Straughn, and Hannah Johnson of Red Level High School, were selected as Washington Youth Tour alternates.