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Satanta’s Friend and Burrows Named Youth Tour Winners


Ella Burrows, Satanta sophomore, and Houston Friend, Satanta junior, have been named 2019 Youth Tour winners by Southern Pioneer Electric. Burrows will attend The Washington, D.C. “Government in Action” Youth Tour on June 13-20. and Friend will attend the Cooperative Youth Leadership Camp in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, July 12-18.


Burrows and Friend were selected from a field of nearly 30 applicants following an online application and interviews at the Southern Pioneer Electric office in Liberal. Students who are selected to attend these youth tours must be current sophomores or juniors at the time of application and must have parents who reside in Southern Pioneer Electric’s service territory or attend one of the following high schools: Ashland, Cunningham, Fowler, Kiowa County, Kiowa South Barber, Liberal, Medicine Lodge, Minneola, Statanta, Skyline, South Central, Southwestern Heights, or Sublette.


For Burrows, the announcement of this trip coincided with the announcement that she will also be representing Pioneer Communications in Washington, D.C. on June 1-5 for a Foundation for Rural Service tour. Burrows said of her trips: “Both Southern Pioneer Electric and Pioneer Communications are working hard to give back to the communities they serve, and I am grateful for the experience that these trips will provide.”