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Mountain View High School's Michael Smith selected for Youth Leadership Council

Georgia EMC's Gale Cutler (right) presents Smith with his award.

Georgia’s 109 Washington Youth Tour (WYT) delegates have chosen Lawrenceville’s Michael Smith, sponsored by Jackson EMC, as the 2014 state representative to the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Youth Leadership Council (YLC).

Smith was chosen while on the WYT, June 12-19, 2014. He’ll return to Washington, D.C. in July, along with 43 other state representatives. During the week-long leadership training, they’ll gain a broader understanding of cooperatives, sharpen their speaking skills and enhance their leadership abilities.

As Georgia’s representative, Smith will also speak at Georgia EMC’s Annual Meeting, held in Savannah in November; participate in NRECA’s Annual Meeting in Orlando in February; and speak at the WYT kickoff banquet in June 2015.

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