Students to represent Carroll Electric in Washington

CARROLLTON — Luke Forrester, son of Steve and Michelle Forrester of Hopedale, and Troy Lane, son of Ryan and Janet Lane of Kensington, have been selected to represent Carroll Electric Cooperative Inc. on the Washington, D.C., Rural Electric Youth Tour.

Forrester and Lane, sophomores at Harrison Central and Carrollton high schools, respectively, will join nearly 1,600 other young people from across the country for the June 14-20 tour. The event teaches students about rural electric utilities and gives students a first-hand look at the activities of our government in the nation’s capital. Participants will have a chance to meet and talk to congressional leaders from Ohio at the U.S. Capitol, while visiting the sights of D.C.

Youth Tour is an annual contest sponsored by Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives and Carroll Electric.

Carroll Electric also announced this year’s top finishers in the Children of Members Scholarship competition.

Chosen to receive $1,000 scholarships were:

¯ Payton Taylor of Harrison Central High School, the son of Chris and Tammie Taylor of Hopedale.

¯ Layna Pasiuk of Carrollton High School, the daughter of Kevin and Tally Pasiuk of Amsterdam.

¯ Connor Rutledge of Carrollton High School, the son of Bert and Julie Rutledge of Carrollton.

¯ Jaret Lane of Carrollton High School, the son of Ryan and Janet Lane of Kensington.

¯ Makenzie Tubaugh of Carrollton High School, the daughter of Robert and Lori Tubaugh of Amsterdam.

¯ Zachary Carson of Hudson High School, the son of Doug and Gemma Carson of Hudson.

The scholarship competition is an annual contest that encourages Ohio’s rural youth to further their education and provides an opportunity to become more aware of careers in the rural electric program.

Applications were received from students in the six-county service area. Selection criteria included personal and scholastic achievement, school and community involvement and personal interviews.

COMMENTS