Students Experience Washington, D.C. during BECi Youth Tour
High school students Sarah Jackson, Maria Fontenot, Mia Mayeaux, and Chase Spooner earned the trip of a lifetime. These students submitted an essay to Beauregard Electric Cooperative and won an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C.
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association has worked with electric cooperatives to bring high school students to our nation’s capital for the last 55 years. More than 2,000 students come together from around the nation. Students on the Youth Tour participate in leadership training, learn about electric cooperatives, engage in one-on-one conversations with their elected officials, tour all the sites, museums and monuments in Washington, and begin to build their network of peers.
“It is so important to be involved in the legislative process. It’s how we make our communities better places in which to live, work and play. The board of directors and I are proud to support this endeavor. We send the best and
brightest to Capitol Hill every year to represent our cooperative and community back home,” said BECi General Manager Kevin Turner. “These students gain a first-hand understanding of the legislative process and make connections with peers from across the country that will last a lifetime. Our youth are our future, and we are proud to help give them the tools they need to succeed.”