Union Power congratulates Emily Eget, Jonas Nielson and Anusha Tummallapalli, who have been chosen to represent Union Power on the 2017 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, held June 10-16, 2017, in Washington, D.C.
Emily, a Junior at Porter Ridge High, is the daughter of Ronald and Theresa Eget. Jonas, a Sophomore at Piedmont High, is the son of Kasper and Wendy Nielsen. Anusha, a Junior at Marvin Ridge, is the daughter of Praveen and Harini Tummallapalli. These delegates will join hundreds of other high school students from across the country on an all-expense-paid trip to the nation’s capital.
The nation’s electric cooperatives have sponsored Youth Tour since 1964. This annual event is coordinated by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and the North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives. While in our nation’s capital, students have the opportunity to meet with congressional representatives, and visit government agencies and historical sites as they learn more about government and cooperatives.
The Union Power Youth Tourists are excited about this once-in-a-lifetime educational opportunity. Anusha shares, “I want to go on the Youth Tour because I am passionate about the environmental issues regarding sustainable energy.” Jonas says, “I have been interested in the history of the United States since I was a child”.
Learn more about Youth Tour at union-power.com/youthtour. Follow NC Youth Tour on social media to keep up with the latest, especially during Youth Tour week: @NCYouthTour on Facebook.
Union Power Cooperative is a member-owned electric cooperative, which provides electric service to more than 73,000 member accounts in Union, Stanly, Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, and Rowan counties.