High school sophomores, juniors and seniors recently competed for a chance to win an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. from June 17 – 26. The 2020 winners were selected based on their community involvement, academic achievements, and details shared in five persuasive essays. They were also interviewed by a panel of judges to convincingly explain why they should represent Fayette Electric Cooperative on the tour.
Selected to represent Fayette Electric Cooperative in Washington were Tyson Roscher, son of Glen and Margaret Roscher, and Taylor Nelius, daughter of Travis and Ashley Nelius.
The two students will join 158 other Texas youth in Austin before heading to Washington. The Texas contingency will be part of more than 1,800 young adults from across the nation participating in the annual Youth Tour.
Tyson Roscher stated in his application, “I would like to be able to see the larger than life, awe inspiring monuments dedicated to our nations great past leaders and brave men and women of our armed forces.”
Taylor Nelius said, “I am looking forward to gaining more knowledge about our government, and the governmental process.”
While on the Government-in-Action Youth Tour, students meet with their congressmen and tour the U. S. Capitol Building, Library of Congress and Supreme Court. Participants also visit monuments and memorials, including the Holocaust Museum, Arlington National Cemetery, the Washington National Cathedral and Mount Vernon. Activities include going on a Potomac River boat cruise with dinner and dancing, and seeing a performance at the Kennedy Center.
While seeing the sights in our nation’s capital, these students get to know each other and form lasting friendships.
Since 1965, Fayette EC has sent 74 students on this trip of a lifetime. Fayette EC strongly supports the program and is fully dedicated to giving younger generations the opportunity to learn about our history and government in a hands-on, dynamic environment.