Wilkerson chosen to attend Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

Published 12:37 pm Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Southside Electric Cooperative received more than 45 applications for only eight students to participate in the all-expenses- paid trip to the 2018 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. Kenston Forest School Director of College Counseling/Assistant Headmaster, Lori Bacon received news that a student from Kenston Forest School was selected by a panel of judges to be one of the eight selected for the program. McKaellen Wilkerson, Kenston Forest School junior, was selected. Wilkerson is the daughter of Bill and Tonya Wilkerson. She lives within SEC’s service area. Applicants were required to submit a written essay of no more than 500 words explaining why he or she would be a good candidate to represent Southside Electric Cooperative on the 2018 Youth Tour in Washington and be interviewed. More than 1,800 high school juniors representing 44 states will go to the nation’s capital for five days for the annual Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. Accompanied by more than 250 electric cooperative chaperones, the students will see the sights and learn about the history of the United States and the electric cooperative movement. The trip will include Visiting Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., where Youth Tour participants will meet with members of Virginia’s congressional delegation, Virginia senators and tour the U.S. Capitol building, joining students from across the country in a Youth Day rally and dance, boat ride down the Potomac River, attending a Baltimore Orioles baseball game and sightseeing at iconic U.S. monuments, museums and much more.