Greenbrier High School Students Win Creative Writing Contest, Sponsored By CEMC

Greenbrier High School Students Win Creative Writing Contest, Sponsored By CEMC

Greenbrier High School Students Win Creative Writing Contest, Sponsored By CEMC

GREENBRIER TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Two Greenbrier High School students, Ella Honeycutt and Ryan Semore were among 10 other winners in the Cumberland Electric Membership Corporation Washington Youth Tour creative writing contest. Sponsored by electric cooperatives nationwide, each year approximately 2000 high school juniors from across the country earn an all-expense paid trip to Washington DC for participating in the Washington Youth Tour creative writing contest.

CEMC sponsors twelve students and a teacher from across their service territory to attend this trip of a lifetime. Additionally, the student that has the top scoring paper earns their teacher a spot on the trip.

To qualify for consideration, students are asked to write a 900 word or less short story explaining how “Co-ops Connect” Tennessee communities with energy, education, broadband, economic development and more. Winners not only earn a spot on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to our nation’s capital, but they also qualify for additional trips, scholarship opportunities and a chance to network with other young leaders from across the US.

When asked about their selection, both students expressed gratitude.

“I’ve always wanted to go to Washington DC. I’m grateful that the trip is completely paid for,” said Honeycutt. Semore echoed her, saying, “I thought the opportunity to participate was interesting, and appreciated the opportunity. I agree with Ella, I’m grateful that the experience is fully paid and it will be great to acknowledge my participation on college applications.”

The pair’s teacher, coach John Paul Wood, said the whole experience is something he promotes yearly.

“We encourage students to write as much as possible because that skill helps them in the future,” he said. “It’s always a part of what we do here. But the biggest thing with this is that they can have an opportunity to go to Washington DC, which is incredibly exciting when students get to venture outside Robertson County, outside Tennessee and travel.”

Congratulations to Ella and Ryan for their recognition and achievement.

source: Robertson County Schools

L/R (Ella Honeycutt) (Coach John Paul Wood)  Ryan Semore)
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