Write an essay to Kay Electric- win a trip to Washington D.C.!

December 29, 2022

Each summer, several local students have the opportunity to participate in a life-changing experience, sponsored by Kay Electric. Kay Electric is giving two high school juniors the opportunity to win an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C., as part of the NRECA Youth Tour; two trips to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, for Leadership Camp; and four cash prizes.

Applicants must write a 500–600-word essay on a question related to electric vehicles. (See the application for details.) KEC is also sponsoring six local eighth graders to attend Youth Power Energy Camp in Hinton, Oklahoma, May 30-June 2. Students will experience the exciting world of rural electricity, watch safety demonstrations, climb a pole, enjoy outdoor summer fun, and make new friends! Applicants must write a 300-word essay on an EV-related topic. (See application for details.)

Essays will be judged by an independent panel on command of subject, strength of ideas, style, and grammar. Junior students who submit the top eight essays will attend an interview on Tuesday, February 28, 2023, followed by a celebration banquet. KEC will notify the top six eighth graders and reward them with a trip to Energy Camp.

All applicants must attend a school or be home-schooled within Kay Electric’s service territory, but do not have to be a KEC member/customer. Home-schooled students are eligible to apply. The deadline for both contests is Friday, January 13, 2023, at 5 p.m. Visit www.kayelectric.coop/essay-contest for an application form. Contact Cyndi Mitchell at 800-535-1079 or email cmitchell@kayelectric.coop with any questions.