|BREMCO Youth Tour 2012 Applications|
|Written by Renee R. Whitener, BREMCO|
|Wednesday, 18 January 2012 15:46|
Rising high school seniors in our area have a unique opportunity for an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC, this summer where they can see democracy in action, meet their representatives, visit historical sites, and learn more about how cooperative businesses work.
Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation is accepting applications for The Washington Youth Tour it sponsors along with the North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives and other electric cooperatives across the country. This is an educational, week-long trip to Washington, D.C., taking place this year June 16 thru June 22. In just five days, students will see the White House, Smithsonian Institute, Arlington National Cemetery, the Newseum (the world’s most interactive museum), Mount Vernon, the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial and will also spend a day on Capitol Hill to meet their elected officials.
Youth Tourists are also eligible to apply for the $2,500 Gwyn B. Price Scholarship and $2,000 Katie Bunch Memorial Scholarship. In addition, they will be eligible to compete to serve on the Youth Leadership Council and receive a $2,000 college scholarship upon completion of his/her responsibilities.
Applications are due by March 15. Up to four students may be selected to represent Blue Ridge Electric.
Blue Ridge Electric also offers youth leadership training for up to seven local students to attend the summer Broyhill Leadership Conference at Queens College in Charlotte, NC. The five-day conference is open to 10th through 12th grade students nominated by their guidance counselor. The Broyhill Leadership Conference helps students understand goal setting, motivational techniques, group dynamics, communication, and cooperation.
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