Coweta-Fayette EMC accepting applications for Youth Tour; deadline Feb. 17

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Coweta-Fayette EMC is currently accepting applications for Georgia EMC’s 2023 Washington Youth Tour program, which will take place June 15-22, 2023, in Washington, D.C. The deadline to apply is quickly approaching on Friday, February 17.

Coweta-Fayette EMC is offering a unique experience for students who are leaders in their high schools, communities, places of worship, or academic and community organizations through the Washington Youth Tour. The co-op is searching for students who enjoy spending time planning projects, volunteering, and meeting others from across the state to apply.

The Washington Youth Tour is an opportunity for high school students to learn more about our nation’s capital alongside classmates and friends throughout Georgia. It is an all-expenses-paid trip on behalf of Georgia’s electric membership cooperatives (EMCs).

Once a year, high school students are selected by the electric cooperatives in Georgia to represent our state as delegates on the Washington Youth Tour. This top-notch leadership experience and tour of Washington, D.C., includes meetings with state and national leaders and leadership training, as well as visits to all the major sights.

Participants join over 1,400 other high school students from around the nation who visit every June, year after year, from towns and cities all over America for one incredible week in our nation’s capital.

Coweta-Fayette EMC will send a delegation of up to two students and pay all expenses related to travel and the experience. Eligible entrants must be a high school junior who lives and attends school in one of the counties served by Coweta-Fayette EMC. These counties include Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Heard, Meriwether, Spalding, South Fulton, and Troup. The full requirements and application are available at www.utility.org/washington-youth-tour. Applications are due by Friday, February 17, 2023.

In 2022, Niyah Cameron (Whitewater High School, Fayetteville) and Jack Terrell (Newnan High School) were selected to represent CFEMC on the Washington Youth Tour.

“That week was such a blast!” said Niyah Cameron, 2022 CFEMC WYT Delegate. “I have to say my favorite parts of the tour were visiting the International Spy Museum, touring the Holocaust Memorial Museum—because it was such a humbling experience— and being able to walk the National Mall and bond with my new friends that I made there.”

Jack Terrell, 2022 CFEMC WYT Delegate, agreed that the trip was incredible.

“I honestly can’t choose a favorite stop, but if I had to choose one, it would have to be the Smithsonian Institution,” Jack says. “Just seeing all the exhibits with parts of our history, it was such a rewarding experience that I can’t even put it into words.”

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