Students Visit State Capital
Youth Tour program gives teens an opportunity to learn about state government and electric cooperatives
Escambia River Electric Cooperative took 10 juniors from its service area to Tallahassee, Florida, on February 7 – 8 to learn more about their state legislature and electric cooperatives.
Participants included Gabby Chavers, Lane Hoffman and Logan Hoffman from Central High School; Emily Brown, Alyssa Chavis, Bryce Cook, Jared Damron, Maci Holt and McKayla Hoomes from Jay High School; and Lydia Smith from Northview High School.
While in Tallahassee, the students met with other high school juniors from electric cooperatives throughout the state. Approximately 120 students participated in this year’s Youth Tour event.
EREC delegates toured the Governor’s Mansion and visited the Florida State High Magnetic Field Laboratory Tour. Students participated in a mock session in the House of Representatives and an Educational Court Session in the Supreme Court.
The Youth Tour program gives students an opportunity to learn more about their state government and electric cooperatives, and to interact with other students from co-ops throughout the state.
It was a great educational experience and a lot of fun for the entire group.
2018 EREC Youth Tour participants: Logan Hoffman, Jared Damron, Lane Hoffman, Bryce Cook, Emily Brown, Alyssa Chavis, Gabby Chavers, Lydia Smith, McKayla Hoomes and Maci Holt.