Local students named HEMC delegates for Washington Youth Tour

Two Sautee residents have been selected to attend the 54th annual Washington Youth Tour through Habersham EMC.

Sarah Edwards and Chris Geiger, juniors at Tallulah Falls School, were selected to attend the tour, according to a news release from HEMC. The tour is described as a once in a lifetime experience, and is made possible thanks to the generosity of the electric membership cooperatives in Georgia.

Nicole Dover, with HEMC, said it’s an honor to be chosen, and the students are selected following an application process. The application includes a test and an interview. The tour will take place June 13-20, and will show students the fast-paced world of politics and leadership.

The student delegates will have the opportunity to explore government on a national and local level when they meet in Atlanta before heading to Washington, D.C. While in D.C., the students will be able to meet with their elected officials and learn about important local issues.

The students will be among more than 1,700 youths representing cooperatives from across the United States, according to the release. The Washington Youth Tour has allowed more than 3,000 Georgia students, and more than 50,000 students from across the Untied States to take part in this experience.

Habersham EMC is a consumer-owned cooperative providing electricity and related services to more than 26,000 members in Habersham, Hall, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens and White counties.

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