WASHINGTON YOUTH TOUR - JUNE 2017
Investing in Our Youth
Since achieving the monumental task of delivering electricity to rural
areas all over the United States, the calling of electric cooperatives
has always been to have a positive impact on the communities they serve.
Providing exceptional local students the opportunity to experience their
country's history up close in Washington, D.C., achieves that goal.
"Send youngsters to the nation's capital, where they can actually see what the flag stands for and represents," encouraged U.S. Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson in 1957 at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Annual Meeting in Chicago.
Since that challenge was presented, electric co-ops from sea to
shining sea have been sending students to Washington, D.C., each
year to educate our next generation of leaders.
EMC delegates - Kenlee Foskey, from Vidalia High School; Jansen
Killian, from Montgomery County High School; and Tyler
Summerall, from Treutlen High School - joined 110 other Georgia
students for the prestigious leadership event.
Meet the 2017 Altamaha EMC Delegates
Altamaha EMC's Washington Youth Tour delegates were carefully selected through a rigorous application process. Any junior or senior who attends a high school in the cooperative's seven-county service territory is eligible to apply.
All applicants receive a study packet containing information on the history of rural electrification in America, facts about Altamaha EMC, energy conservation, electrical safety and green power. After a two-week study period, the applicants take a written exam over the study material. The 10 students who score the highest on the written exam advance to the final level of the competition, a personal interview session. The finalists are given a score on their interview and this score is averaged together with the grade from their written test. The three students with the highest overall average are selected to represent Altamaha EMC on the tour.
The dates for the 2018 tour are June 7-14. All high school juniors and seniors interested in the opportunity can obtain information by contacting our Washington Youth Tour Coordinator, Tammye Vaughn. She can be reached at 912-526-2120 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PO Box 346 - Lyons, GA 30436
Each year, Altamaha EMC selects three local students to represent our cooperative on the WYT. The dates for the 2018 tour are June 7-14. All high school juniors and seniors interested in the opportunity can obtain information by contacting our Washington Youth Tour Coordinator, Tammye Vaughn. She can be reached at 912-526-2120 or by email at: email@example.com.