GreyStone Power is giving three teens an opportunity to experience the fast-paced world of politics and leadership in Washington, D.C.
Samuel Noonan of Douglasville, Davis Ondieki of Dallas and Nathan Riediger of College Park have been selected to attend the 2020 Washington Youth Tour, sponsored nationally by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and statewide by the Georgia Electric Membership Corporation.
Recognized as one of Georgia’s oldest leadership programs for teens, the tour teaches high school students about U.S. history, government and the importance of public service. Former President Lyndon B. Johnson inspired the tour when he encouraged electric cooperatives to send students to the nation’s Capitol to see first-hand what the flag represents.
Candidates compete for a spot alongside other teens who are community volunteers in a variety of youth service organizations, student athletes, and members of respected academic organizations such as Beta Club, National Honor Society, Student Council, Key Club, Debate Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Interact Club, and Science Olympiad, as well as other notable clubs and associations.
This year’s tour takes place June 17-23 and includes visits to historic attractions such as the Little White House in Warm Springs, and D.C. sites such as the Smithsonian Museums, Holocaust Museum, Mount Vernon, Supreme Court, Capitol, Washington Monument, and the FDR, Jefferson, World War II and Lincoln memorials.
GreyStone Power is a member-owned cooperative providing electricity and related services to more than 124,000 members in eight counties, including portions of Paulding, Douglas, Fulton, Cobb, Carroll, Bartow, Fayette and Coweta counties.
Photo: 2022 Washington Youth Tour winners (from left) Nathan Riediger, Davis Ondieki and Samuel Noonan
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