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Washington Youth Tour Applications Open

Student leaders in high schools across Jackson EMC’s service area can experience a unique leadership opportunity in the nation’s capital this summer.

Applications are now open for the Washington Youth Tour – a week-long, all-expenses paid experience to develop students’ leadership skills while educating them about the cooperative business model, American history and government. The tour has been sponsored by the nation’s electric cooperatives since 1958. Jackson EMC will send four delegates to Washington, D.C. for the tour June 13-20, 2019.

Tour highlights include visits to the Smithsonian museums, the Newseum and Mount Vernon; a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery; and the Sunset Parade at the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial (Iwo Jima statue). Also, delegates will meet Georgia’s congressional delegation during a personalized tour of the U.S. Capitol.

Current high school sophomores and juniors with demonstrated potential for leadership, academic success and community service can learn more about the Washington Youth Tour, including how to apply, by visiting jacksonemc.com/wyt. The deadline to apply is Feb. 22.

For more information, visit jacksonemc.com/wyt.