Emma Crosby (Wayne Trace High School) of Payne, Ohio, recently attended the Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives’ Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., from June 14-20, representing Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative.

The Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives Youth Tour is an annual weeklong youth leadership experience for high school sophomores and juniors from families served by electric cooperatives. On the trip, students visited the nation’s capital and its many famous and historic sites, including Arlington National Cemetery and the Library of Congress. They also met members of Ohio’s congressional delegation on Capitol Hill and learned about public service and the cooperative business model.

Crosby joined nearly 40 students from the state of Ohio – and more than 1,800 students from electric co-ops across the country – who participated in this year’s Youth Tour.

Sites on this year’s Youth Tour included the United States Capitol; the Vietnam and Korean War memorials; the Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, and Martin Luther King, Jr. memorials; the Smithsonian Museums of Natural History and American History; the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Center; and the Gettysburg battlefield.

Applications are accepted each year starting in December. Members can watch for details in the Ohio Cooperative Living magazine or call PPEC at 800-686-2357 for details.

Once live for 2020, applications and information will be posted at https://ppec.coop/youth-tour/.

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