Youth Tour 2018 Scrapbook - Carolina Country

Youth Tour 2018 Scrapbook

Photos from the 2018 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

Youth Tour 2018 Scrapbook

North Carolina’s 43 Youth Tour delegates pose for pictures in front of Capitol Hill ahead of meeting their representatives.

North Carolina’s electric cooperatives sent 43 young leaders and advisors to Washington, D.C., in June, 2018 on the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, marking the 51st year for the program in North Carolina. You can also visit NC Electric Cooperative's website for more information about the program.

Adams Addresses Crowd

Alma Adams of North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District talks to student about the importance of education.

Air and Space Suits

Blue Ridge Energy delegates and advisor pose during their visit to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Center (left to right: Caroline Hoover, Rylie LaRue, Cookie Bradshaw, Lauren Robinson, Caitlin Finley).

Capitol Hill Tour

Students listen closely as they begin their tour through the U.S. Capitol Building.

Washington Mon

Jacob Kelley and Megan Powell of French Broad EMC pose for a photo op in view of the Washington Monument.

2018 YLC Caitlin Finley

Blue Ridge Energy Member to Represent North Carolina

Caitlin Finley, a 2018 youth tour participant sponsored by Blue Ridge Energy, was selected by fellow Youth Tourists to represent our state 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 and attend the 2019 NRECA Annual Meeting in Orlando.

Finley is a rising senior at Caldwell Early College High School and is very active in her community, volunteering more than 360 hours in the last three years. She currently serves as Beta Club president at her school and was accepted into the 2018 NC Governor’s School. She aspires to go into the career field of forestry.

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