Grant Union High School’s Madi McKrola is one of four students selected to join students from across the country traveling to the nation’s capital for the National Rural Electric Co-op Association’s Washington, D.C., Youth Tour.
June 7-14, McKrola will join Baker High School’s Jayme Ramos, Silvies River Charter School’s Chase Wilcox and Imbler High School’s Gracey Smith to represent Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative for a one-week, all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., to celebrate the 2018 youth tour, joining 2,000 students from across the country.
The delegates will visit famous historical sites, meet with congressional leaders and learn leadership skills. The students will also create podcasts and digital photo projects as they learn about electric cooperatives and current issues in energy and climate change legislation that face their communities.
Applications for the 2019 tour will be available beginning November 2018 for juniors in high school.
Oregon Trail Electric is a nonprofit electric cooperative serving 23,000 members in Baker, Grant, Harney and Union counties. Youth Tour funds come from unclaimed capital credits and their earning and do not affect electric rates.