Farmers RECC Announces 2018 Washington Youth Tour Recipients
Farmers RECC has announced the winners of the 2018 Frankfort and Washington Youth Tour.
This is the 57th annual “Government in Action” Youth Tour. Winners will travel to Frankfort, Kentucky to visit the state capitol in April and will travel to Washington, D.C. for the annual “Government in Action,” Youth Tour in June.
The recipients are: Gavin Atkinson, son of Tonya Johnson and Scott Atkinson of Glasgow; Makena McMurtrey, daughter of Ted and Leah McMurtrey, Jr. of Glasgow; Dalton Green, son of Don and Cindy Green of Hardyville; and Leah Thompson, daughter of Tommy and Beth Thompson of Center.
Kentucky is one of the 45 states to send a youth delegation to the annual electric cooperative youth tour. Since 1964, the nation’s electric cooperatives have collectively organized trips for more than 40,000 high school juniors and seniors to visit U.S. congressional members, energy and grassroots government education sessions and go sightseeing in Washington, D.C.
Farmers RECC was formed in 1938 and is owned by the members they serve. Farmers provides electric service to over 25,000 services, in eight Kentucky counties. Today more than 900 electric cooperatives provide reliable and technologically advanced service to 40 million Americans while maintaining a consumer-focused approach to business.