Published by The Bee News

December 15, 2022

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BULLHEAD CITY, AZ – The evening of December 13, 2022 was an exciting night for four local eleventh grade students. The students, whose parents, or guardians are MEC members, were selected to represent Mohave Electric Cooperative in the annual Washington Youth Tour. The week-long excursion allows the students to interact with others from all over the country, visit our Capitol’s landmarks, and learn about our country’s extensive history. The annual Youth Tour takes place June 2023 in Washington, D.C. and is funded by assigned capital credits, at no cost to members.

MEC selects participants from applicants through a competitive process that includes an essay and presentation before a panel of judges. All applicants must be high school juniors whose parents are MEC members and receive parental or guardian permission to apply.

This year’s volunteer judges were Dominick Dragone from Murphy Broadcasting, David Lipinski from Mohave High School, Jody Colianno Howick from Little Scooters Daycare, and Chief Forrest Taylor from the Bullhead City Fire Department. MEC thanks those judges that volunteered their time to help select the winning students.

MEC would like to formally congratulate 2023 Washington Youth Tour winners Rachel Barton, Amira Ramadan, Savanah Furr, and Naomi Beck for presenting in front of the judges and practicing their public speaking skills.

We encourage all 2023 junior class students to apply for the 2024 Washington Youth Tour. Details about this program can be found on our website at Application process begins in October 2023.

Founded in 1946, Mohave Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit utility providing reliable, cost-effective power to 36,700 members, 43,500 meters, with more than 1,555 miles of line spanning areas from Bullhead City to Topock on the west, Hualapai to Burro Creek to the south, and Nelson to the east. MEC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Image Caption (Left to Right) – Savanah Furr, Amira Ramadan, Judge Dave Lipinski, Naomi Beck, Judge Forrest Taylor, Rachel Barton, Judge Jody Colianno Howick, Judge Dominick Dragone

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