Introducing our 2018 Youth Tourists - Carolina Country
April 2018

Union Power Cooperative is proud to sponsor three local students on the 2018 North Carolina Youth Tour to Washington, D.C.

Nicole Conti, a junior at Porter Ridge High School, Averi Rorie, a junior at Union County Early College, and Maggie Thomas, a junior at Piedmont High School, will represent Union Power Cooperative on this year’s June 9-15 tour. They join 45 ambitious young leaders from North Carolina selected to participate in a unique learning and leadership development opportunity this summer in the nation’s capital. 

 “The Youth Tour experience cultivates awareness of our cooperative’s mission and helps build leadership skills and an understanding that every person can make a difference,” said Luanne Sherron, vice president of key accounts and government relations. “We are committed to investing in our younger members who we know hold the keys to the future success of our communities.” 

This year’s Youth Tour will bring together over 1,800 students from across the country to engage in discussions with both of the state’s U.S. senators and members of the U.S. House. Students will participate in networking events, explore some of the capital’s most notable areas, and learn about our nation’s history and the importance of civic engagement.

Union Power Cooperative has selected local youth to participate in the annual Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., for seven years. Nearly 50,000 students have participated in the program nationally since it began in 1964.

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