Scrapbook: Youth Tour 2017 - Carolina Country

Scrapbook: Youth Tour 2017

Photos and video from the 2017 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

North Carolina’s electric cooperatives sent 50 young leaders and advisors to Washington, D.C., in June on the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, marking the 50th year for the program in North Carolina (see “The Leaders of Our Future,” June 2017). You can also visit NC Electric Cooperative's website for more information about the program.

Kennedy Group

The group stopped for a photo on the roof of the Kennedy Center before taking in “The Sound of Music.”

Hanging with Abe

(Left to right) Molly Johnson, Four County EMC; Destiny Robinson, Roanoke EMC; and Anusha Tummallapalli, Union Power get a selfie with Honest Abe.


Chaperones were on call 24/7 to keep the group safe and organized. (Left to right) Rachael Benedict, Piedmont EMC; Safaniya Stevenson, North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives; Jeremy Dewberry, Four County EMC; Paula Seay, French Broad EMC; Paul Mott, North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives; Cookie Bradshaw, Blue Ridge Energy; Donnie Shoaf, EnergyUnited; Chad Bailey, Rutherford EMC


(Left to right) Elizabeth Knott, Albemarle EMC; Jessie Tovar, Jones Onslow EMC; and My Vue, Pee Dee Electric are ready for their Capitol tour.

Perfect Shot

Chetan Singalreddy, EnergyUnited, positions himself in the Capitol basement to get the perfect shot. Singalreddy was selected to be the group’s YLC delegate.

chetan singalreddy


EnergyUnited Member to Represent NC

Youth Tour participants have returned home with new friendships and memories from the trip, but the journey is just beginning for Chetan Singalreddy, a member of EnergyUnited and a rising senior at South Iredell High School in Statesville. Singalreddy was selected by his peers to represent North Carolina on the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Youth Leadership Council (YLC). One student from each state is selected to participate in a national leadership workshop, as well as represent their state at the NRECA’s 2018 Annual Meeting in Nashville.

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