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High School Students Selected as Jackson EMC Delegates for 2022 Washington Youth Tour

Jackson Electric Membership Corporation selected four high school students as delegates for the 2022 Washington Youth Tour, scheduled June 16-23.   

David Boers, a junior at Gwinnett Online Campus High School; Isaac Miller, a junior at East Jackson Comprehensive High School; Ansley Robinson, a junior at Madison County High School; and Jillian Vacha, a sophomore at North Gwinnett High School, were chosen for the all-expense-paid leadership development experience sponsored by Georgia’s electric cooperatives and organized by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. 

“Our delegates represent the values of Jackson EMC with their commitment to community service, high standards of integrity, and a spirit of cooperation,” said Chip Jakins, Jackson EMC President/CEO.   

Boers is the son of Megan and Jacobus Boers of Suwanee. At Gwinnett Online Campus High School, he is the AV booth manager for the theatre and fine arts program, organizer for the gaming tournament and Model UN member. Boers is a member of the Gwinnett Student Leadership Team. He volunteers his data and systems analysis expertise to local leaders. Boers plans a career studying elections, polling, and voting trends. 

Miller lives in Jefferson with his mother and stepfather Shawna and Jonathan Barr.  At East Jackson Comprehensive High School, he is president of the National Art Honors Society, a Student Council representative and Beta Club member. Miller is the bass section leader in the choral program and plays bass guitar for his church youth band. He volunteers with iServe Ministries and plans a career in history education. 

Robinson is the daughter of Heather and Jared Robinson of Hull.  She plays volleyball at Madison County High School, and was named most valuable defensive player. She is a member of the National Honor Society, plays flute in the wind ensemble, and leads lessons for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Robinson is a volunteer with Extra Special People and plans a career as an attorney. 

Vacha is the daughter of Swapna and Zacharias Vacha of Suwanee. At North Gwinnett High School, she is the music director for the advanced musical theater program, treasurer of the school’s UNICEF chapter and secretary for the Science National Honor Society. Vacha is a member of the Gwinnett Student Leadership Team and the Junior Economic Club of Atlanta. She is a volunteer instructor at Mathnasium and a Bharathanatyam classical dancer. She is a PCOM (Philadelphia College of Medicine) Future Healthcare Scholar and plans to be an anesthesiologist.  

High school counselors and teachers in the Jackson EMC service area were invited to nominate students for the competition, and students also could apply directly. Four delegates were selected based on academics, community service, oral and written communications skills, letters of recommendation and a personal interview.  

Since 1965, the Washington Youth Tour has given more than 3,300 Georgia students and more than 53,000 students nationwide the opportunity to participate in this leadership and team-building experience. For more information on the Washington Youth Tour, go to jacksonemc.com/wyt.   

Jackson Electric Membership Corporation, the largest electric cooperative in Georgia and one of the largest in the nation, is headquartered 50 miles northeast of Atlanta in Jefferson, Ga. The cooperative serves more than 246,000 meters on 14,000 miles of energized wire. For more information, visit jacksonemc.com.