Farmers Electric Cooperative announces Gallatin, Chillicothe girls as essay contest winners

Winners in the 53rd annual Farmers Electric Cooperative essay contest.  Two area junior won all-expense paid trips to Washington, D.C.  Three sophomores won all-expense paid trips to the Cooperative Youth Conference & Leadership Experience (CYCLE) conference in Jefferson City.

Gallatin High School junior Mattison Ishmael has won the annual youth tour to Washington essay contest.  Mattison is the daughter of Jason and Lena Ishmael.  Placing second in the essay contest was Chillicothe High School junior Maggie Leatherman, daughter of Dan and Patti Leatherman.  Both girls will travel, all expenses paid, to the nation’s capital.

The top three sophomore essayists have won a trip to the Cooperative Youth Conference & Leadership Experience (CYCLE) event in Jefferson City this summer.  Liberty Cox of Chillicothe, daughter of Jeff and Terria Cox won first place.  Two Gallatin sophomores, Megan Cox and Madison Wood, won second and third respectively.  Cox is the daughter of David and Toni Cox of Jamesport.  Wood is the daughter of Barry and Robin Wood of Gallatin.

A judging committee selected the finalists from essays submitted earlier this year.