An all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., is awarded each year to five high school juniors whose parent(s) or guardian(s) receive electric service from Nolin RECC. These students spend a week touring Gettysburg, The Smithsonian Institution, Arlington National Cemetery, the FBI Building, the National Zoo, Library of Congress, U.S. Capitol, The White House, the Kennedy Center, plus a visit with Kentucky's congressional delegation and perhaps even the President of the United States. Nolin extends congratulations to our youth tour delegates and their families!
The Washington Youth Tour is an excellent way to learn while having fun. The five Nolin delegates joined about 80 other high school juniors from across the state as they toured historic monuments and museums and learned how our government operates. In addition, the group met with their elected representatives in the U.S. House and Senate to discuss the process of government and mounting concerns that affect our country. The weeklong trip provided students opportunities to learn firsthand what it is like to be involved in politics, community service, and today’s pressing issues. While in Washington, the Kentucky group was joined by almost 1,500 other high school students from across the United States. The activity is part of a nationwide youth program sponsored by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, Arlington, Virginia.
Download a Washington Youth Tour Application.
Introducing The 2012 Nolin RECC Washington Youth Tour Students