In June, 33 high school juniors and seniors sponsored by 16 of North Carolina’s electric cooperatives visited the nation’s capital, accompanied by six advisors. Besides seeing historic and cultural sites, the group learned about the cooperative business model and met with their representatives in Congress. Here is a selection of their photographs.
Clouds over the Capitol, June 19.—Morgan Dunn, Dunn, South River EMC
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery when our four representatives were laying the wreath on the tomb. They are (from left) Keigan Parker, Energy United; Jesse Bunton, Rutherford EMC; Hannah Stutts, Wake EMC; Alec Linton, Tri-County EMC. —Taylor Anne Radford, Swansboro, Jones-Onslow EMC
Dylan Blackburn of Clinton (South River EMC) at the Vietnam Memorial. —Denise Gavin, Rutherford EMC, advisor
Arlington National Cemetery. The cost of freedom. —Padraic Hohenstein, Hertford, Albemarle EMC
I captured the WWII Memorial, the Washington Monument and the American flag all in one picture. —Hannah Danielle Stutts, Franklinton, Wake EMC
Nicole Fox talks about her Youth Tour experience. She was sponsored by Blue Ridge Electric.
Emily Murphy talks about her Youth Tour experience. She was sponsored by Union Power Cooperative.
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