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Calleigh Reber, Katherine Embry and Rebecca Hildreth of Putnam County recently represented Tri-County EMC on the Washington Youth Tour, a week-long leadership experience exclusively for teens sponsored by the electric cooperatives in Georgia. 

From June 13-20, the students joined 1,800 of their talented and ambitious peers in Washington, D.C. to build leadership skills, understand the importance of civic involvement and community service and to tour the nation’s historic sites to gain a greater understanding of the country’s rich and storied heritage. The trip provides a unique lesson that cannot be duplicated in a classroom. 

In Georgia, this year’s contingent included 115 student delegates, 16 chaperones and three tour directors who attended a kick-off banquet in Atlanta for the students and their families before departing the next morning for D.C. for the remainder of the trip. (74220001)

While in D.C., stops included Mount Vernon, U.S. Capitol, National Archives, National Cathedral, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Museums and Kennedy Center. The students also toured the revered Jefferson, Lincoln, FDR, MLK, WWII, Vietnam and Korean War memorials. Delegates also had the opportunity to meet with members of Georgia’s congressional delegation. 

For additional information on the tour, visit
. Applications for the 2020 tour are due on Feb. 15.

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