BECi holds contest to send students
to Washington, D.C. Since 1979, Beauregard Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BECi) has
awarded local students the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., during
the Rural Electric Youth Tour Conference.
The BECi Board of Directors and Management place much emphasis on
supporting youth in education. This
year, BECi will sponsor an all-expense paid trip to four winners of an
essay-writing contest who are sophomores, juniors or seniors. Students will travel with other winners from Louisiana, as
well as numerous chaperones from Louisiana Electric Cooperatives, to meet with
more than 1,500 students from 46 other states for an unforgettable week in our
nation’s capitol. While in Washington, students will experience history
first-hand by visiting monuments, the Smithsonian Museums, and meet with
representatives and senators. To enter the contest, students must write a 300-400 word
essay on "What is the biggest issue facing your generation and how can we
address that issue?” The topic should be stated and thoroughly discussed.
Entries will be judged on originality, composition, neatness and grammar. Entries
must be written in ink or typed and must contain a cover sheet. Entries can be
mailed to Danielle Spina, BECi, Post Office Drawer 970, DeRidder, LA 70634 or
emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.BECi asks teachers and parents to encourage their students to
enter this contest. To find out more information about the program, or to
schedule a presentation to your students, please call (337) 463-6221 or (800)
367- 0275. Please visit www.beci.org for a
complete listing of contest rules. Entries are due February 6, 2015.