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Applications Open for Washington Youth Tour

Student leaders in high schools across Jackson EMC’s service area can apply to serve as a delegate on the Washington Youth Tour – a unique leadership opportunity in Washington, D.C.

During the week-long, all-expenses paid experience, students will develop their leadership skills and learn 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 the nation’s capital for the tour, June 18-25, 2020.

Tour highlights include visits to the Smithsonian museums, National Mall monuments and Mount Vernon; and a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. Also, delegates will meet Georgia’s congressional delegation of the U.S. Capitol.

Current high school sophomores and juniors with demonstrated potential for leadership, academic success and community service should apply for the Washington Youth Tour by visiting jacksonemc.com/wyt. The deadline to apply is Dec. 20, 2019.