Baldwin County High School Youth Tour winner Riley McCullough (center), pictured with Baldwin EMC representative Kim Frank, teacher sponsor Vicki Locke, Principal Craig Smith, counselor Thomas Bethea and Baldwin EMC representative Brad Taylor
Daphne High School Youth Tour winner Carder Dransfield (center), pictured with Baldwin EMC representatives Brad Taylor and Kim Frank, Principal Dr. Meredith Foster and teacher sponsor Nikki Minoso
Spanish Fort High School Youth Tour winner Savannah Castrillo (third from left) pictured with counselor Angela Dunnam, Baldwin EMC representative Kim Frank, teacher sponsor Gwen Eudy, Principal Marty McRae and Baldwin EMC representative Brad Taylor
Spanish Fort High School Youth Tour winner Savannah Rogers (center) pictured with Baldwin EMC representative Kim Frank, counselor Angela Dunnam, Principal Marty McRae and Baldwin EMC representative Brad Taylor
Baldwin EMC has chosen four local students to represent the cooperative as part of this year’s National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. They are: Riley McCullough from Baldwin County High School, Carder Dransfield from Daphne High School and Savannah Castrillo and Savannah Rogers from Spanish Fort High School.
In March, these four will join students from throughout the state for a trip to Montgomery, Ala. They’ll participate in question and answer sessions with elected officials, along with tours of the Civil Rights Memorial, the Capitol and the State House Judicial Building among other stops.
In June, McCullough, Dransfield, Castrillo and Rogers will participate in a week-long adventure with 1,500 students from across the nation in Washington, D.C. Their planned agenda includes visits to the U.S. Capitol, the Korean and Vietnam memorials, Arlington National Cemetery and the Lincoln Memorial. Participants will also meet with their U.S. senators and representatives.
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour was created to give students an up close look at statewide and national governments and develop a better understanding of the important role cooperatives play in their communities.