Students Selected to Represent EREC in Washington this June

Congratulations to Amber Gilman from Northview High School and Katelyn Mayo from Jay High School for winning the 2020 Washington Youth Tour contest.

Area students interviewed with a panel of judges for a chance to win this great opportunity provided by Escambia River Electric Cooperative. Judges from PowerSouth Energy Cooperative in Andalusia, Alabama, and Southern Pine Electric Cooperative in Brewton, Alabama, scored contestants based on their knowledge of EREC and the history of rural electrification. Personal attributes of each candidate such as character, academic ability, personality and leadership skills also were considered.

While representing EREC in Washington in June, Amber and Katelyn will have the opportunity to see the sights, learn about our nation’s capital and rural electrification, and meet many new friends.

EREC is proud to have these two outstanding students represent the co-op on the Washington Youth Tour this year. Congratulations to Amber and Katelyn for achieving this honor.

Amber Gilman, Northview High School

Katelyn Mayo, Jay High School