Allison, Iowa – April 7, 2014 – Jonathon Mohwinkle from Aplington-Parkersburg High School has been selected to represent Butler County Rural Electric Cooperative at the 2014 Rural Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., June 13-19. Mohwinkle is the son of Butler County REC members Jeff and Kerri Mohwinkle from Aplington. He is a junior at Aplington-Parkersburg High School. Mohwinkle is a member of Future Farmers of America and will be receiving the Iowa FFA Degree this spring. He is active in high school band, choir, drama, football, and tennis.
While on the Youth Tour, Mohwinkle will join students from 20 additional electric cooperatives in Iowa and more than 1,000 students from across America to explore our nation’s capital. In addition to meeting their congressional leaders in Washington, D.C., the participants will tour historic sites, explore the Smithsonian museums, and cruise the Potomac. The fast-paced, informative week leaves students filled with inspiration and a better understanding of the role electric cooperatives play in our country.
Mohwinkle and an additional youth tour applicant, Kelly Friedman from Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock High School, were also selected to receive $500 scholarships upon entry into an accredited college. Friedman is the daughter of Kevin and Deborah Friedman of Marble Rock.
The goal of the youth tour and scholarship programs at Butler County REC is to support education and to provide opportunities for youth in rural Iowa.