High School students will travel this summer

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Washington Youth Tour


2019 Youth Tour Representatives

Alex Dow

Alex Dow

Karrigan Spivey

Kerrigan Spivey

Landon Norizan

Landon Norizsan

Cooperative Youth Summit


2019 Cooperative Youth Summit Representatives

Abi Broom

Abi Broom


Brian Jones

Brian Jones

Reagan Turner

Addison Short

Six students within the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative service area have been chosen to represent the co-op during two different summer activities designed to educate young men and women about electric cooperatives.  Following an application process that included an in-person interview, these six students were selected to go to either Washington, D.C. or Columbia to see first-hand what makes our business model so successful.

In June, Alex Dow and Karrigan Spivey from Pickens High School will travel with Landon Norizsan  from Walhalla High School to Washington, D.C.  There, they will join with 1,500 high school juniors from across South Carolina and the country, meeting lawmakers and touring all the sights.

Then, in mid-July Abi Broom and Addison Short from Pickens High School, and Brian Jones from Westside High School will experience South Carolina’s capital like never before. They will tour the Statehouse, meet lawmakers and see how co-ops are preparing for our state’s energy future. Popular Columbia attractions like Riverbanks Zoo & Garden are also part of this learning experience.

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative sees the value of educating our young people on what makes a co-op different.  We are excited to sponsor students for these trips each year.  The application process begins each December with selections made in February.  If you have a rising junior, visit our website this fall for information on how to apply.