Youth Tour Means Education and Fun

April 04, 2012

Rachel Wurth, who attends Graves County High School and is the daughter of Jim and Rebecca Wurth, has been selected to participate in the 41st annual Kentucky Rural Electric Youth Tour to Washington, DC from June 15 to 22, 2012. Rachel is being sponsored by Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation (JPEC).

Each year in June, an action-filled week provides high school students opportunities to learn first-hand what it is like to be involved in politics, community service, and today's pressing issues. Highlights include meeting with their elected representatives in the U.S. House and Senate to discuss the process of government and issues of the day and increasing their knowledge of cooperative electric utilities and American history. The students also tour many of Washington's sites, including the Smithsonian, the Holocaust Museum, and Arlington National Cemetery. They even go on a boat cruise on the Potomac River.

In addition to taking in the sights and sounds of the nation's capital, the Kentucky students join students from around the country for NRECA's Youth Day on June 18 to learn from public figures and other inspirational speakers.

The Kentucky Rural Electric Washington Youth Tour is conducted by the Louisville-based Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives (KAEC) on behalf of 22 participating Kentucky electric distribution cooperatives. The activity is part of a larger, nationwide youth program sponsored by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) in Arlington, Virginia, that brings almost 1,500 high students to the nation's capitol each year.

We congratulate Rachel! For more information about the KAEC Washington Youth Tour, visit youthtour.kaec.org.

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