Youth Tour/CYCLE Contest

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New-Mac Electric’s Sixth Annual Youth Tour/CYCLE Contest is officially underway but with alternative prizes again this year.

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Typically, the top two finishers in the contest win an expense-paid educational trip to Washington, D.C., while third- and fourth-place winners are sent to Jefferson City for a similar experience at the state level. This year, due to the pandemic, we will award one-time college scholarships of $2,500 to the top two finishers. As of now, the Jefferson City trip is still scheduled to occur. If it is cancelled, third- and fourth-place winners will each receive a one-time $500 college scholarship.

 All it takes to be considered for these prizes is to write a short essay on the topic: How much does the price of electricity matter to you vs. your parents?

The contest is open to high school juniors in the following school districts: Carthage, Diamond, East Newton, Joplin, McDonald County, Neosho, Pierce City, Sarcoxie, Seneca and Wheaton. Home or private school 11th-grade students residing in the aforementioned districts are also eligible. Immediate family members of New-Mac Electric employees or board members are not eligible to participate.

PARTICIPATION

The contest consists of writing a 400-600 word essay on the following topic: How much does the price of electricity matter to you vs. your parents? All essays must include a cover sheet with the following information:

  • Name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Parents’/Guardians’ names
  • School
  • Word count of essay

Essays should be sent to: Youth Tour/CYCLE, New-Mac Electric, PO Box 310, Neosho, MO 64850. Or, they can be emailed to zberner@newmac.com with "Youth Tour/CYCLE" in the subject line. All essays must be received by Friday, March 12, 2021.

If you have additional questions about the contest, call our Member Services Department at 417-451-1515 or 800-322-3849.