PRECO Selects Students for Washington DC Trip | Community Spirit
Wauchula, Florida-- Two local 11th graders were selected by Peace River Electric Cooperative (PRECO) to attend the national “Youth Tour to Washington DC” event, a weeklong tour with1,500 students from 46 states.
Shakera Latimore of Southeast High School in Bradenton, and Savannah Miller of Hardee High School in Wauchula, along with about 30 other students from Florida electric cooperatives, will enjoy the rich history of the nation’s Capitol firsthand.
According to PRECO, the company promotes the program to 16 high schools throughout its 10-county service territory. To be considered, students are required to submit an application and a two-page essay.
“PRECO enables quality students to explore Washington DC by sending them all-expenses-paid to Youth Tour,” explains Nell McCauley, chief marketing and member services officer. “We’re giving back to the community by helping our future leaders gain a greater understanding of our system of government.”
Latimore and Miller 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, numerous war memorials and many more. “These bright, young students will also learn about the history and development of rural electrification and discover the value of electric cooperatives in the economic development of rural areas,” adds McCauley.
To learn more about Youth Tour online, visit PRECO.coop and YouthTour.coop. Peace River Electric Cooperative serves Brevard, DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Manatee, Osceola, Polk and Sarasota counties.