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NC Youth Tour Provides Unique Learning Experience for Local Students in Washington, D. C.

July 19th, 2018

2018 Youth Tour Delegates:Isa Lu and Cameron Baker 2018 Youth Tour Delegates:Isa Lu and Cameron Baker

This year, area youth were among more than 1,800 high school students representing cooperatives across the country who participated in the NC Youth Tour held June 9-15 in Washington, D.C. Four County EMC sponsored two rising seniors on a week-long trip to the Nation’s Capital.

Forty-three ambitious and driven North Carolina high school students visited the Capitol, continuing a co-op tradition now 51 years strong. They joined students from across the country to meet federal elected officials, participate in networking events and learn about our nation’s history and the importance of civic engagement.

Isa Lu, a rising senior at Topsail High School and Cameron Baker, a rising senior at Union High School, represented Four County Electric on this year’s tour. Isa and Cameron earned the opportunity to attend after being voted the most outstanding male and female leaders by their peers at Youth Leadership Weekend that was held at Camp Bowers in March.

From sightseeing at some of D.C.’s most famous attractions and historic memorials to enjoying a theatrical experience at the Kennedy Center, this year’s students took advantage of everything the Youth Tour had to offer. Cameron and Isa, along with the other North Carolina tourists, engaged in discussions with both of the state’s U.S. senators and several members of the U.S. House of Representatives on Capitol Hill. They also built connections with hundreds of other future leaders from across the country.

“We are so proud of the students who participate in the Youth Tour. They are all young leaders in our community and in the state," said Jeremy Dewberry, Communications Specialist of Four County EMC. “This experience cultivates awareness of our cooperative’s mission and helps build leadership skills and an understanding that every person can make a difference.”       

If you will be a high school junior this year (or know one) and have interest in participating in the Youth Tour next year, we encourage you to speak with your guidance counselor about attending our Youth Leadership Weekend that will be held in March of 2019! If you have any questions, please contact Jeremy Dewberry at jeremydewberry@fourcty.org or by calling 910-259-2171.


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