COLEMAN TO REPRESENT WCEC IN WASHINGTON
Spring Coleman, age 16 and a junior at Mineola High School, has taken first place in Wood County Electric Cooperative's (WCEC) Youth Tour essay contest. As the contest winner, she will represent WCEC at the weeklong Government in Action Youth Tour in Washington, D.C., in June.
To win, Spring submitted an essay titled, My Co-op, My Local Human Connection. In it she described how, beyond electricity delivery, WCEC impacts and improves lives in the region it serves. She outlined several ways including the cooperative's FFA support, scholarship programs, and the sponsorship of students to a leadership camp.
As a junior and honor roll student at Mineola High School (MHS), Spring enjoys playing the saxophone in the band and is a varsity cheerleader. She is also class representative on the student council. When she is not busy with school activities, Spring spends her time working at the local skating rink. She also enjoys reading and writing poetry. She has published 3 poems, one in a national contest which she received an Honorable Mention. She is also an active member of Smith Chapel United Methodist Church.
Spring is the daughter of WCEC members Monte and Summer Colemen. Of this recent achievement Summer said, "We are so proud of Spring. She worked very hard on her essay and I could not be more pleased for her. We can't wait for her to experience our nation's capitol and I look forward to hearing all about it."
Spring will travel to Washington, D.C. with approximately125 other Youth Tour winners from other Texas cooperatives, where they will meet others from across the nation. She will meet congressional representatives and visit historic memorials and cultural centers.
WCEC CEO/General Manager Debbie Robinson said, "The Youth Tour is a signature program of electric cooperatives. Past attendees have called it the trip of a lifetime. As such, we are extremely proud of this program and all of the youth that have represented our cooperative as delegates. Over the years, we've watched past attendee's blossom as part of this wonderful experience, and I look forward to seeing Spring enjoy the same."