Nearly 1,800 high schoolers from rural America are packing their suitcases and will soon be boarding airplanes and buses bound for Washington, D.C., last week to learn about the political process, meet elected officials and gain an up-close understanding of U.S. history as they tour numerous monuments and memorials and visit renown sites in and around the D.C. area.
Two Coffee County students are in attendance this year. They are Scout Bryan and Melanie McKelvey.
“I want these students to come away with a realization of how blessed we are as a nation to have access to things that improve our lives, and that if there’s ever a way to give back to improve someone else’s life, it’s our jobs as human beings to give back where and when we can,” said Duck River Electric Membership Corporation Interim President and CEO Charles McDonald.
This is part of the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, and DREMC organizers are wrapping up preparations for the event, which runs June 14-20 for Tennessee participants.