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Federated names winners in annual Youth Tour contest

Federated Rural Electric, Jackson, announces the winners in its 2024 Youth Tour Contest.

Capturing the grand prize was Elsa Thompson of Elmore; she won Federated’s free trip to Washington, D.C. June 18-23. Thompson is the daughter of Todd and Malorie and is a junior at Granada Huntley East Chain High School. She will be among 1,500 teenagers from across the country participating in Youth Tour, which is sponsored by electric cooperatives. She will tour the D.C. memorials and museums, witness Congress in session, visit with legislators and enjoy a theater performance, while learning about cooperatives.

Second- and third-place awards of $300 and $200 were awarded to Hayden O’Connor, Sherburn; and Annie Reyelts, Fairmont. Sophomore O’Connor attends Martin County West High School. He is the son of Chris and Alice. Freshman Reyelts is homeschooled in Fairmont. She is the daughter of Nathan and Kellie.

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