Taking Care of Our Future
What an exciting feeling it must be for five local teens to see their faces on the cover of this month’s Kentucky Living magazine! These bright and ambitious students are your 2017 Nolin RECC Washington Youth Tour delegates and they competed with other local youth to earn a trip in June to Washington, D.C., for the 53rd Annual Electric Cooperative Youth Tour.
|Grayson Stinger, Keeley Slade, Amelia Cox, Katrina Ingalls, and Skyler Hornback in
front of the U.S. Capitol.
Young people who experience Youth Tour have the opportunity to explore our nation’s capital, make lasting friendships, learn how our government operates, and see the impact electric cooperatives have on the legislative process.
Youth Tour is one of the programs for which electric cooperatives across the country are best known. These five students traveled in chartered buses along with 78 other youth representing co-ops in various parts of Kentucky. When they reached their final destination, around 1,800 teens along with dozens of chaperones converged on Washington for a fast-paced week of fun and education.
Nolin sponsored five delegates on the all-expense-paid experience: Amelia Cox, Skyler Hornback, Katrina Ingalls, Keeley Slade, and Grayson Stinger. “I made friendships that will last a life time, memories that will stay with me forever, and had an experience that I never thought could be so amazing,” says Cox. “Everyone should get a chance to go on a life-changing trip like this…it’s a trip like no other and will never be forgotten.”
Ingalls says Youth Tour exceeded all her expectations. “I gained more friends, saw more sights, ate more food, and made more memories than I ever thought I would, all while growing in my appreciation of our government, leaders, and armed forces,” says Ingalls.
This program, along with others we sponsor, offers Nolin a unique opportunity to become involved in the
successful development of our young citizens. We’re extremely proud of our commitment to this community and embrace programs that promote growth and leadership skills in our youth. One common thread to these programs is that Nolin RECC continually strives to give our youth the opportunity to see and reach their potential. The difference we’re making in our community is ageless!
This issue of the Nolin News is dedicated to our young members—our future community partners and leaders. Checkout this months issue of the Nolin News, where you will meet some remarkable students who have already accomplished much success and who are determined to excel in all they do now and in the future.