OTEC announces D.C. Youth Tour winners
Four local high school juniors will go on an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., this June, courtesy of Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative.
Sam McCauley, Baker High School, Ellie Justice, Grant Union High School, McKinzie Beaudry, La Grande High School, and Lauren Benson, Baker High School, will represent the cooperative on a weeklong trip to the nation’s capital this summer to celebrate the 2019 Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour.
OTEC’s 2019 Youth Tour delegates will represent Oregon and the Northwest and will join with more than 1,500 other students from across the United States for the once-in-a-lifetime trip.
Over the course of the tour, OTEC’s delegates will visit famous historical sites, meet with Oregon’s congressional leaders and learn leadership skills. The students will also create podcasts and digital photo projects as they learn about electric cooperatives and current issues in energy and climate change legislation that face their communities and our nation.
Applications received for the youth tour were evaluated and selected by the OTEC Board of Directors.