Two Henderson County teens are set to start summer with the trip of a lifetime after winning Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative’s 2017 Government-in-Action Youth Tour contest.
Luis Suarez of Brownsboro High School and Klayton House of Athens High School were selected out of entries from around the TVEC service area for the 10-day trip to Austin and Washington, D.C.
Suarez and House will join more than 140 Texas students, and more than 1,500 students from around the nation for educational opportunities, meetings with government officials, group activities and monument visits during the trip.
Suarez noted that, as a representative of our area, he would focus on the positive aspects of life that he has seen here.
“There is no better place to live than east Texas,” he said. “The people, the atmosphere and the cooperation are unbeatable.”
TVEC Manager of Public Relations Bobbi Byford, who will chaperone the trip, noted that the winners’ futures may be shaped by the experience.
“As in the past, we have two great young people to go on this trip,” Byford said. “The enthusiasm and excitement from these two young men tells me they will gain a lot from the hands-on learning and opportunities, and bring a lot of that back as they become leaders in their schools and communities.”