Sadie Bow and Jackson Davis selected as winners of Government-In-Action Youth Tour Speech Contest

Sadie Bow and Jackson Davis selected as winners of Government-In-Action Youth Tour Speech Contest


Swisher Electric Cooperative annual Youth Tour Speech Contest was held on Monday, October 16, 2017.  Congratulations to all students representing Canyon, Happy, Nazareth, Olton, Silverton and Tulia who presented speeches.  Each student did an outstanding job of representing their families, schools and communities.


The two winners of an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. in June of 2018 are:

Sadie Bow, Senior at Happy High School, daughter of  Laura and Robby Bow of Happy, Texas.

Jackson Davis, Junior at Happy High School, son of Shereen and Edwin Davis of Happy, Texas.

Alternate: Kaleigh Rodarte-Suto, Sophomore at Canyon High School, daughter of Stefanie and Raul Rodarte-Suto of Canyon, Texas.


Since 1965, Swisher Electric Cooperative has sponsored 104 students from ALL area schools in the service territory, (Canyon, Happy, Hart, Kress, Nazareth, Olton, Silverton, Tulia, and homeschooled students) in the Texas Electric Cooperative Government-in-Action Youth Tour.  Each year these students join representatives from electric cooperatives around the entire country for Rural Youth Day in Washington D.C. and spend a week touring the area and visiting with Congressmen.  Students gain a personal understanding of American history and their role as a citizen by meeting their representative and exploring the sights around the nation’s capital.


Pictured L to R – Winners: Sadie Bow, Happy High School, Jackson Davis, Happy High School  and Alternate: Kaleigh Rodarte-Suto, Canyon High School.

Participants in the Swisher Electric 2018 Government-In-Action Youth Tour Speech Contest

Front, L to R: Rebecca Granda, Canyon HS, Halie Pate, Happy HS, Ashlynn Nolen, Tulia HS, Vivianna Ramirez, Tulia HS, Virginia Del Castillo, Olton HS,

Middle Row: Kaleigh Rodarte-Suto, Canyon HS, Benny Loya, Tulia, HS, Savannah Cooper, Tulia HS, Ember Reed, Tulia HS, Cy Middleton, Happy HS, Caleb Miller, Silverton HS, Chloe Walton, Silverton HS and Kari Schulte, Nazareth HS

Back Row: Jerik Reed, Tulia HS, Ryan Heitschmidt, Nazareth HS, Jackson Davis, Happy HS, Teagan Johnson, Happy HS and Sadie Bow, Happy HS

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