Local Students Selected to Represent Carroll EMC in Washington, D.C.
Carrollton, GA – Three local high school students have been selected to represent Carroll Electric Membership Cooperative on a once-in- a-lifetime trip to Washington, D.C. as part of the Washington Youth Tour, an all-expenses paid leadership experience.
Connor Best, of Carrollton High School, Kirby Criswell, of Carrollton High School and Matthew Dedman, of South Paulding High School, were chosen as Carroll EMC’s delegates for the 2017 trip. As Georgia’s oldest leadership program for teens, the Washington Youth Tour is designed to teach students about U.S. history, the role of government and the importance of community and public service.
Best, Criswell and Dedman 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 an opportunity of a lifetime for our students,” said Carole Thompson, Carroll EMC’s Member Services Supervisor and Washington Youth Tour Coordinator. “Not only will they visit our nation’s Capital, historical sites, and have exposure to numerous educational venues, they gain valuable leadership and networking experiences. Many lifelong friendships will be made during this week with this group of exceptional teens.”
Carroll EMC is a Member-owned cooperative providing electricity to approximately 50,000 homes and businesses. The co-op serves Members in Carroll, Haralson, Heard, Paulding, Polk and Troup counties. For more information visit the cooperative’s website at carrollemc.com or follow Carroll EMC on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Instagram and LinkedIn. Carroll EMC: Community Built. Community Builder.