Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Walton EMC's Washington Youth Tour

Check out the recent post about Walton EMC's Washington Youth Tour program.  Applications are now available and are due February 7th.  Read the article below for more details:

Walton EMC’s Washington Youth Tour
Walton EMC is sending four local high school sophomores and/or juniors to Atlanta and Washington, DC on June 18 – 25, 2020, to see the sights and learn valuable leadership skills. Included are audiences with state and national leaders.
Past tour stops include the White House, Capitol, Smithsonian, National Mall, National Holocaust Museum and various memorials. Social activities include a cruise on the Potomac River and dining at restaurants like the Hard Rock Café.
Besides gaining an understanding of government, experiencing important pieces of our country’s history and getting beneficial instruction in soft skills, participants also develop a valuable network of friends.
It’s easy for students to qualify for the tour:
-Be a high school sophomore or junior
-Live or attend a school in Walton EMC’s service area
-Have a parent’s permission to enter
-Commit to making the trip on June 18 – 25 if chosen
It’s also easy to enter:
-Complete and send the necessary forms to Walton EMC by 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. Get the forms at waltonemc.com or by calling 770-266-2572.
-The eight contestants scoring highest on the written test will advance to a short interview.
-Judges will choose four winners and two alternates.
Walton EMC is a customer-owned electric company with 129,000 accounts in 10 Northeast Georgia counties between Atlanta and Athens.