Mid Century Communications students join national electric co-op Youth to Washington Tour
FAIRVIEW – What do you get when 62 students from 26 Illinois electric and telephone cooperatives join 1,800 of their peers across the United States? You get the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth to Washington Tour!
Two students from Mid Century Communications service territory were selected from a diverse group of applicants to represent their cooperative and enjoyed an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. from June 14-21 as part of the annual Youth Tour.
The 2019 Youth Tour delegates from Mid Century Communications were Alex Feller from Hanna City and Craig Ramirez from Elmwood.
The students toured Capitol Hill and met with U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth and U.S. Representatives Darin LaHood and Cheri Bustos. They also visited historical and cultural sites including Arlington National Cemetery, the Supreme Court, President Lincoln’s Cottage at First National Cemetery, a variety of memorials and the U.S. Capitol. Among fun activities the students enjoyed were an assembly of more than 1,800 Youth Tour participants from across the nation and a special farewell event at the Newseum, scheduled to close later this year.
“Youth Tour is a great opportunity that changes these students’ lives,” says Jim Broemmer, CEO of Mid Century Communications. “This experience helps prepare them for their futures. After touring our nation’s capital, meeting congressional representatives and learning firsthand how our government works, they return home with valuable knowledge and memories that will last a lifetime.”