Washington Youth Tour
2019 WASHINGTON YOUTH TOUR PROGRAM
Each year, three deserving high school juniors from the Farmers RECC service area are awarded expense‑paid trips to Washington, D.C. as participants in the 2019 Rural Electric Washington Youth Tour Program sponsored jointly by Farmers RECC and the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives.
Tour winners will spend a week touring Gettysburg, the Smithsonian Institute, Arlington National Cemetery, the FBI Building, Library of Congress, U.S. Capitol, the White House, the Kennedy Center, The Holocaust Museum and Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello, plus a visit with Kentucky's congressional delegation.
A total of three Washington Youth Tours are awarded as follows:
One Award from Director District I ‑ Comprised of Barren and Edmonson Counties.
One Award from Director District II ‑ Comprised of Hart, Grayson, and Larue Counties.
One Award from Director District III ‑ Comprised of Metcalfe, Green and Adair Counties.
In addition, they will also receive an expense‑paid, one‑day trip to Frankfort. While in Frankfort, they will tour various state government offices and meet with many Kentucky elected officials.
Applications for the 2020 Washington Youth Tour will be available in December 2019.
The 2019 Farmers RECC Washington Youth Tour students were Dalton Shirley, son of Brian and Sarah Shirley of Glasgow; Juliana Bastien, daughter of David and Cristiane Bastien of Glasgow; Tristen Miles, son of William and Maria Miles of Munfordville; and Konnor Gallagher, daughter of Matt and Kandis Gallagher of Edmonton. Photo: Tim Webb