Braden Knippen (Fort Jennings High School) and Henry Ballard (Hicksville High School) will be attending Ohio's Electric Cooperatives' Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. This annual program will be held June 17-23.
The Ohio's Electric Cooperatives Youth Tour is an annual weeklong youth leadership experience for high school sophomores and juniors from families served by electric cooperatives. On the trip, students will be visiting the nation's capital and its many famous and historic sites, including Arlington National Cemetery, memorials, and national museums. They also have the opportunity to meet with Ohio's congressional delegation members on Capitol Hill and learn about public service and the cooperative business model.
The two local students will join nearly 40 students from the state of Ohio – and more than 1,800 students from electric co-ops across the country – who are participating in this year's Youth Tour.
Sites on this year's Youth Tour included the United States Capitol; the Vietnam and Korean War memorials; the Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, and Martin Luther King, Jr. memorials; the Smithsonian Museums of Natural History and American History; the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Center; and the Gettysburg battlefield.
Applications are accepted each year starting in December. Members of the co-op can watch for details in the Ohio Cooperative Living magazine or call 800-686-2357 for more information.