Each year Tri-County Electric partners with our statewide organizations in Tennessee and Kentucky to sponsor the Electric Cooperative Writing Contest. Winners also qualify for thousands of dollars in scholarships.

High school juniors are asked to submit a short story not exceeding 900 words of a specific title each year. This year’s story title was Electric Cooperatives Connect. The short stories are judged on appropriate treatment of theme and knowledge of subject, originality and creativity, and grammar and composition. For more information check out youthtour.tnelectric.org.

Tri-County Electric had winners from five area high schools. Four students received the trip from our service area, and they will be accompanied by Lindsay Wilkinson, Marketing Assistant, and Tammy Marlow, Red Boiling Springs English Teacher. All five of the first-place winners received $100 and the three second-place winners received $50.

Red Boiling Springs High School

Bailey Massengille – 1st Place Winner at School and 1st Place Winner Over All $100 and WYT

Parents are Brandon and Leslie Massengille








ShaLissa Hix –2nd Place Winner at School $50

Mother is Melissa Hix

Cumberland County High School








Lance Willen – 1st Place Winner ($100) and WYT

Parents are Lannie and Kristi Willen

Trousdale County High School

Dalton Malmin – 1st Place Winner at School ($100) and WYT

Parents are David and Angie Malmin

Seth Knapp – 2nd Place Winner at School $50

Parents are Jimmy and Kim Knapp

Metcalfe County High School

Anna Grace Blythe – 1st Place Winner at School ($100) and WYT

Parents are Jeff and Ashley Blythe

Clay County High School

Erica Rich – 1st Place Winner at School $100

Father is Dwayne Rich

Brooklyn Becker – 2nd Place Winner at School $50

Mother is Tiffany Montgomery