Winners Announced - Washington D.C. Youth Tour 2019

April 03, 2019

Please join us in congratulating Claire Buchanan and Margaret Butts on being selected as two of the students from our area that will be touring our nation’s capital this summer. Claire and Margaret are going to be part of more than 1,500 students and over 250 chaperones who will visit Washington D.C. for a week in June 2019. The tour is designed to create interaction with elected officials and provide a historical perspective.

Senator Lyndon Baines Johnson inspired the Youth Tour when he addressed the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Annual Meeting in Chicago in 1957. The Senator and future president declared, “If one thing comes out of this meeting, it will be sending youngsters to the national capital where they can actually see what the flag stands for and represents.”

Since inception, nearly 50,000 students from rural areas and small towns across America have participated in this program. Visit https://www.electric.coop/our-organization/youth-programs/ to see more about youth programs through America’s Electric Cooperatives.
 

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