12 locals attend Montgomery Youth Tour

Published 9:50 am Saturday, March 18, 2017

Covington Electric Cooperative recently sponsored two students from each high school within its service area to attend the 2017 Montgomery Youth Tour. Students were selected through an essay competition held last fall.
The CEC Youth Tour participants joined approximately 155 students from across the state on March 7-9, for a trip to Montgomery that included tours of the Alabama State Capitol, Alabama Department of Archives and History, Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Civil Rights Memorial and more. The trip also included team-building activities with a renowned motivational speaker and a Q & A session with several state legislators at the Alabama State House.
The Montgomery Youth Tour participants competed on March 16, for two slots on the National Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. The competition included a test and an interview with a panel of judges. Alexis Weeks, a junior at Kinston High School and Sarah McClung, a junior at Pleasant Home School, were selected to attend the Washington Youth Tour in June. Rhiannon Hall, a junior at Brantley High School, was selected as first alternate and Hagen Hall, a junior at Kinston High School, was selected as second alternate.
“We had another great group of students representing their schools and CEC on the Montgomery Youth Tour this year,” says Patty Singleton-Seay, CEC public relations manager. “It’s always refreshing to see these young adults conduct themselves in a respectful manner and make the most of this special opportunity. I’m very proud of all of them,” she added.
The purpose of the Youth Tour is to inform young people about how cooperatives benefit their members, to learn about government and history, to enhance leadership skills, and to meet other young people from across the state and nation while visiting historical sites and landmarks.