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Students visit Washington, D.C., for Sawnee EMC sponsored leadership conference
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Students from across Georgia, including Forsyth County recently returned from a week-long leadership experience in Washington, D.C., as part of Sawnee EMCs Washington Youth Tour.

Officials with Sawnee EMC report that outstanding students from across Georgia, including Forsyth County recently returned from a week-long leadership experience in Washington, D.C.

According to a press release, 115 student delegates from Georgia joined 1,800 teens in the nation’s Capitol for the Washington Youth Tour, where from June 13 to 20, they learned the importance of civic engagement and toured national historic sites.

In addition to touring sites like Mount Vernon, Arlington Cemetery and the U.S. Capitol, students had the opportunity to members of Georgia’s congressional delegation and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.  

“The students watch history come to life as they walk and talk in the same places where people have helped shape our country,” Blake House, vice president of member services with Sawnee EMC said in the release. “They also meet other delegates from across the country with different backgrounds, life experiences and walks of life to give them a broader perspective and deeper appreciation of the world at large.”

The release states that the week-long experience for the Georgia students was funded by electric cooperatives around the state, including Sawnee EMC. 

The release states that applications for next year’s Washington Youth Tour will be available in the fall and can be found by visiting www.sawnee.com.