Local Students Selected for Trip to Washington, D.C.

Carrollton, GA - Three local high school students have been selected to receive an all-expenses paid, weeklong trip to Washington, D.C. where they will get the chance to tour the nation’s capital as part of the 2016 Washington Youth Tour taking place June 9-16.
Dammian Gonzalez, a rising senior at Temple High School, Joseph Law, a rising senior at Bremen High School and Andrew Stewart, a rising junior at Central High School were chosen as Carroll EMC’s delegates for the 2016 trip. Gonzalez, Law and Stewart will meet with students from across Georgia before heading to Washington, D.C. to converge with more than 1,400 students from across the nation. These high school delegates will have the opportunity to observe the workings of the government, gain knowledge of electric cooperatives, and meet with their representatives in Congress.
The Washington Youth Tour is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to learn about U.S. history, the role of government and the importance of community and public service. Not only have past delegates found the trip enriching, but it has also had a positive impact on their future endeavors.
“The Washington Youth Tour not only offers students an opportunity to visit our nation’s capital with more than 110 other high-achieving Georgia teens, it has opened many career opportunities and relationships post-graduation,” says Carole Thompson, Carroll EMC’s Member Services Supervisor and Washington Youth Tour Coordinator. “Social media has allowed me to remain in contact with many of our past delegates from the 12 years I have been working with the program. It is exciting to see the students’ many successes as they attend college and begin their careers. Of our past delegates, one young lady is now a full-time Carroll EMC employee and a young man worked for the co-op as a student employee for three years while attending college and is now headed to France to complete his master’s program at an elite business school.”
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