CUMMING, Ga. — Once a year, Sawnee EMC selects two high school students as delegates on the Washington Youth Tour.
To be eligible, the students must be between the ages of 16 and 18 and attend school in the Sawnee EMC service area, or the student's residence must be served by Sawnee EMC. These students will join approximately 100 other students from Georgia to represent the state in Washington D.C. – all expenses paid.
Once in D.C., the group connects with hundreds of students from across the country for one incredible week in the nation's capital.
The Washington Youth Tour is a fast-paced, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see how America works. Next summer's tour will be held June 13 – 20, 2013.
Deadline for entry is Feb. 28, 2013.
"It is not just a week of sightseeing," said Cindy Badgett, spokeswoman for Sawnee EMC. "Student delegates have the opportunity to meet other students from across the nation, meet their congressmen and make memories of a lifetime."
The Washington Youth Tour includes meetings with state and national leaders and leadership training, as well as visiting all the major sights. Students also meet and discuss their views with students from other states while learning about history, government and careers in public service.
Applications can be found at school guidance counselors' offices or online at www.sawnee.com and click on the education link.