Baldwin EMC is happy to announce its selection of four local students representing the cooperative as part of this year’s National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. They are Ashlyn Bankston from Fairhope High School, Carter Jernigan and William Randall from Daphne High School and Rizpah Sarcar from Foley High School.
In March, these four joined students from throughout the state for a trip to Montgomery, Ala. Their experience included tours of the Civil Rights Memorial, the Capitol and the State House Judicial Building, as well as question and answer sessions with elected officials.
In June, Bankston, Jernigan, Randall and Sarcar embarked upon a week-long adventure with 1,500 students from across the nation in Washington, D.C. Their trip included visits to the U.S. Capitol, the Korean and Vietnam memorials, Arlington National Cemetery and the Lincoln Memorial. Participants also had the opportunity to 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.