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Tri-County EMC is accepting applications from area high school students for consideration in the prestigious Washington Youth Tour, a unique, all-expenses-paid, leadership opportunity available each year to students in Georgia. The two students chosen will join more than 100 youth from Georgia to represent the state during the 2018 Washington Youth Tour to be held June 7-14. 

The fast-paced, high-energy program is designed to give students a taste of democracy in action, expose them to the nation’s rich history through visits to national monuments and museums, and encourage students to become active in their own communities. 

The tour begins in Atlanta where students will get to know each other through team building and leadership exercises. In addition, students will learn about the history of electric cooperatives and what makes them relevant today. 
The group then travels to Washington, D.C. to connect with more than 1,500 students from across the country. While there, they will cruise down the Potomac River; lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington Cemetery; and tour the U.S. Supreme Court, the Bureau of Printing and Engraving, Mount Vernon, the National Cathedral and Ford’s Theater. Students will also visit memorials honoring Presidents Franklin Roosevelt, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Washington; World War II; the Vietnam and Korean Wars; and watch the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and the Silent Drill Platoon perform at the Iwo Jima Memorial. Students will also visit the Smithsonian Institute, Newseum and Holocaust Museums. 

Visit to download an application or pick up an application at the Tri-County EMC Gray or Eatonton offices. Applicants must be age 16 by June 6, 2018 and live in a home served by Tri-County EMC. Applications must be sent to Kim Broun at P.O. Box 487, Gray, GA 31032 by February 15, 2018. 

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