MANATEE -- Two Manatee County juniors will attend the national "Youth Tour to Washington DC" in June, courtesy of Peace River Electric Cooperative.
Jaimie Davis, Southeast High School, Bradenton, and Kevin Harkins, a Manatee County home school student, will join 30 students from other Florida electric cooperatives.
The weeklong Youth Tour takes place each summer, drawing more than 1,500 students from electric co-ops in 46 states. The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, headquartered in Arlington, Va., has coordinated this event for over 50 years. PRECO promotes the program to 16 high schools throughout its 10-county service territory, according to officials. To be considered, students are required to submit an application and a two-page essay.
Davis and Harkins will meet Florida legislators on Capitol Hill and visit many area points of interest, such as the White House, National Cathedral, Washington Memorial, Holocaust Museum, and war memorials.
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To learn more about Youth Tour, visit PRECO.coop and YouthTour.coop. Peace River Electric Cooperative serves Brevard, DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Manatee, Osceola, Polk and Sarasota counties.