Time is Running Out: EMC Seeks Bright, Motivated Teens for D.C. Leadership Trip

Jul 4, 2014

Palmetto, GA—March 3, 2014—Could you be our next winner? If you are a teenager seeking the journey of a lifetime, look no further than the 2014 Washington Youth Tour. In just three months’ time, you could be one of two students to win an all-expense paid trip to our nation’s capital from Coweta-Fayette EMC!


Time is running out to apply for this prestigious leadership opportunity, open to high school sophomores and juniors in our service territory. If chosen, you will join more than 100 other teens in representing our state during the event, scheduled for June 12-19 in D.C.

 The fast-paced, high-energy program is designed to give students a taste of democracy in action, while also encouraging them to become public servants and exposing them to our country’s rich history through visits to national landmarks.

 The tour begins in Georgia as students get to know each other, learn about our state’s 41 EMCs and the electric co-op industry and enjoy a private tour of the birthplace of rural electrification–the Little White House in Warm Springs.

 The group then travels to Washington to connect with more than 1,500 students from across the country. While there, delegates will lay a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in

Arlington Cemetery and tour the U.S. Supreme Court, Bureau of Printing and Engraving, Mount Vernon, the National Cathedral, Ford’s Theater and Smithsonian and Holocaust Museums.

Students will also visit memorials honoring Presidents Franklin Roosevelt, Jefferson and Lincoln, as well as World War II and the Vietnam and Korean Wars.

 Entrants are required to write a 500-word essay from a choice of topics supplied by the EMC. Deadline for the essays is March 12. Students interested in learning leadership skills, developing life-long friendships and making a pilgrimage to our nation’s capital should contact Amy Lott by phone at 770-252-7446 or by email at alott@utility.org for more information and a kit of resource materials.

 Coweta-Fayette EMC is a consumer-owned cooperative providing electricity and related services to over 74,000 member accounts in Coweta, Fayette, Heard, South Fulton, Clayton, Spalding, Troup and Meriwether Counties.