Junior to represent WCEC in Washington

Junior to represent WCEC in Washington

Press Release, February 23, 2015

Jacob Moore, age 17 and a junior at Lindale High School, has won first place in Wood County Electric Cooperative’s (WCEC) Youth Tour essay contest.  As the winner, he will represent WCEC at the Government in Action Youth Tour in Washington, D.C., June 10-19, 2015.  Moore was chosen by an independent judge based on his essay describing “How Wood County EC Improves My Community.”

 

Moore is an Eagle Scout and a member of Lindale’s varsity football and track teams.  He is also a band member and plays percussion.   When he is not busy with school and scouting, he enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, geology, wood working, welding, and reading.  Moore is an honor roll student and a member of the National Honor Society.

 

Upon graduation, Moore hopes to attend Tyler Junior College and then Texas A & M to study geology. He is the son of John T. and Julie Moore of Lindale, TX.

 

Moore will travel to Washington, D.C., with approximately 120 other Youth Tour delegates from other Texas cooperatives. Over the past 50 years, Texas co-ops have sent 3,700 students and 365 chaperones to Washington, D.C., on this tour. This trip is always a treasured memory for the participants, but the 2015 trip promises to be extraordinary as the 50th anniversary tour.

This year’s Texas group will depart from Austin where they will first tour the Governor’s Mansion, Texas State Capitol, and the Bob Bullock Museum. Then they will ultimately join approximately 1,200 Youth Tour participants from across the country in D.C. Once there, they will tour the Smithsonian museums, Washington National Cathedral, George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon, and other historical sites and memorials. They will also spend a day touring Capitol Hill and meeting Congressional representatives.

 

WCEC CEO/General Manager Debbie Robinson said, “We are extremely proud of this program and the youth we sponsor to represent our cooperative members.  Over the years, we’ve seen the positive impact this program has made in developing leadership skills that students will demonstrate throughout their careers and in life.”

 

Wood County Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a not-for-profit electric cooperative with the mission of providing member-customers reliable electric service at a reasonable rate.  WCEC serves over 34,000 meters in parts of nine counties throughout northeast Texas, including Camp, Franklin, Hopkins, Rains, Smith, Titus, Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood.