Youth Tour 2019 Scrapbook - Carolina Country

Youth Tour 2019 Scrapbook

Photos from the 2019 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

Youth Tour 2019 Scrapbook

The group at the World War II memorial

This summer, 45 students representing 24 of North Carolina’s electric co-ops traveled to Washington, D.C., on the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour — the 52nd year NC co-ops have sponsored such a trip. Visit the NC Electric Cooperatives web site for more information about the program.


U.S. Representative Virginia Foxx (NC-05) met with Youth Tour participants from her district and invited them to join her in casting a vote on the House floor. (L to R) Paloma Garcia, Surry-Yadkin EMC; Zoe Schell, Blue Ridge Energy; Rep. Virginia Foxx; Hope Gambill, Blue Ridge Energy; Molly Kirkland, Blue Ridge Energy

Boat cruise

Posing before a cruise on the Potomac River aboard the Spirit of Washington

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Macy McDaniel, sponsored by Rutherford EMC, boards the bus before it leaves Raleigh for Washington, D.C.

Piedmont Electric Member to Represent NC

Karis Dean, a 2019 youth tour participant sponsored by Piedmont Electric, 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 2020 NRECA Annual Meeting in New Orleans.
Karis is a 2019 graduate from Chapel Hill High School with plans to attend NC State University this fall to study international business, international relations and Spanish. When she’s not scooping up national champion jump roping titles, she’s mentoring students in the classroom and out on the jump rope court.

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