Wiregrass Electric To Sponsor Local Students To Washington Youth TourMarty Bowden
Posted by: Marty Bowden
Date: Mar 21 2013 5:25 PM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 21, 2013
Wiregrass Electric to sponsor local students to Washington Youth Tour
Morgan Roddam of Ashford and Robin Miller of Hartford were recently selected to participate in the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour program in Washington, D.C. sponsored by Wiregrass Electric Cooperative. Callie Clark of Ashford was the alternate. Roddam and Miller will spend a week in Washington, D.C., with forty-three peers from throughout Alabama – and join 1,500 additional high school juniors from cooperatives across the nation.
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 in the energy industry. Students meet their elected representatives in the U.S. House and Senate, see historic sites, and meet over 1,500 students from across the country who participated in their state’s Youth Tour program.
The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour has been a joint effort of local electric co-ops, such as Wiregrass Electric, Alabama Rural Electric Association, and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), based in Arlington, Va., for 48 years. Since 1964, the nation’s cooperative electric utilities have sponsored more than 50,000 high school juniors for visits to their U.S. congressional delegations, energy and grassroots government education sessions, and sightseeing in Washington. NRECA is the national service organization representing the nation’s more than 900 consumer-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperatives, which provide electric service to 42 million people in 47 states.
Wiregrass Electric’s Washington Youth Tour winners are Robin Miller, Hartford; Callie Clark, Ashford (alternate); and Morgan Roddam, Ashford.