SWTEC Sends 2 Area Youth to Washington DC

SWTEC Sends 2 Area Youth to Washington DC

Logan Moore and Mason Hutto of Eldorado High School have been selected to participate in the Government-in-Action Youth Tour to Washington DC., June 17 – 26, 2020. Logan and Mason won the annual essay contest sponsored by Southwest Texas Electric Cooperative.


The two will join 150 plus other youths and chaperones in activities including: meeting their respective congressmen; touring the Smithsonian Institute; participating in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery; visiting Mount Vernon, the home of Martha Washington; and seeing memorials honoring presidents, heroes and historic events important to the foundation and making of the United States. The group will attend a stage play at the Kennedy Center. The Texans will be part of the 1,500 Youth Tour delegates in the nation’s capital participating in Youth Day activities hosted by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. 

2020 Youth Tour Essay Winners
Mason Hutto & Logan Moore


The Youth Your program was an idea suggested in 1957 by the Sen. Lyndon Johnson of Texas. During remarks at the NRECA Annual Meeting in Chicago, Johnson recommended that co-ops “sponsor scholarships to send young people to the nation’s capital to see what the flag stands for and represents.” Several co-ops began on their own in 1958 to select students and chaperones, prepare an itinerary and arrange travel plans to Washington, D.C. In 1965, Texas Electric Cooperatives, the Austin-based statewide association or rural electric cooperatives in Texas, began the coordination of the annual Youth Tour program.


Logan Moore is a junior at Eldorado High School and is the daughter of Brent and Ashley Moore. While in high school, Logan has been very involved in 4-H, FFA, Academic UIL, One Act Play, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Texas High School Rodeo Association. This year, she was inducted into the National Honor Society and as a sophomore she was a Regional Qualifier for both UIL Literary Criticism and One Act Play. Logan, who has been highly involved in rodeo throughout junior high and high school, is this year’s Region 2 Pole Bending Champion and will be participating in the Texas State High School Rodeo in June. After high school, Logan plans on attending Texas A&M in College Station where she plans on studying to be either a veterinarian or a physician’s assistant.


Mason Hutto is a junior at Eldorado High School and is the son of Glyn and Robbin Hutto.  Mason has been involved with 4-H, FFA, Varsity Football, Power Lifting, and High School Rodeo. While in FFA, he has held both local and district offices, was area champion for Ag Issues, and District Champion for Ag Communications. Mason also shows market goats and is the 2020 Grand Champion in the San Antonio Livestock Show, 2020 Reserve Grand Champion for the San Angelo Stock Show, and the 2020 Champion Heavy Weight for the Kerrville Stock Show. After high school, Mason plans on attending Texas Tech University where he wants to pursue a degree in Agriculture Management so that he can continue the family farming and ranching operations after college.


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