The Kentucky Rural Electric Washington Youth Tour
The 2013 Frankfort and Washington Youth Tour winners have been announced. Winners traveled to Frankfort, Kentucky to visit the state capitol and traveled to Washington, D.C. for the 53rd annual “Government in Action,” Youth Tour in June.
The winners were: Paige Lowry, daughter of Joe and Patty Lowry of Glasgow, Tyler Hensley, son of Eric and Debbie Hensley of Canmer, Lane Thompson, son of Tommy and Beth Thompson of Center and Cassie Harbison, daughter of David and Beth Harbison, of Glasgow.
Kentucky is one of the 45 states to send a youth delegation to the annual electric cooperative youth tour. Since 1964, the nation’s electric cooperatives have collectively organized trips for more than 40,000 high school juniors and seniors to visit U.S. congressional members, energy and grassroots government education sessions and go sightseeing in Washington, D.C.
Farmers RECC was formed in 1938 and is owned by the members they serve. Farmers provides electric service to over 15,000 members of eight Kentucky counties. Today more than 900 electric cooperatives provide reliable and technologically advanced service to 40 million Americans while maintaining a consumer-focused approach to business.
Pictured above are the 2013 Washington and Frankfort Youth Tour recipients during their Frankfort Youth Tour trip. L-R: Lane Thompson, son of Tommy and Beth Thompson of Center, Tyler Hensley, son of Eric and Debbie Hensley of Canmer, Paige Lowry, daughter of Joe and Patty Lowry of Glasgow and Cassie Harbsion, daughter of David and Beth Harbison of Glasgow.