Local student selected for Washington Youth Tour trip

Thu, 05/08/2008 - 3:56pm
By: The Citizen

Local student selected for Washington Youth Tour trip

Fayette County High School student Ndawi Eke will begin her summer this year attending the 42nd annual Washington Youth Tour, an all-expense paid leadership experience sponsored by the electric membership corporations in Georgia.

Selected by her local co-op, Coweta-Fayette EMC, Eke will be among 104 high school students at the week-long leadership event set for June 12-19 with stops in Atlanta and Washington D.C. As Georgia’s oldest leadership program for teens, the Washington Youth Tour is designed to teach students about U.S. history, government, and careers in public service.

“We at Coweta-Fayette EMC view the Washington Youth Tour as an opportunity to expose these students to people and places they may never have had the opportunity to meet or see before; in so doing, they develop leadership qualities,” said Michael Whiteside, President and CEO of Coweta-Fayette EMC. “Students who already have been to Washington D.C. with their families or school groups say our tour is exceptional – and often a life-changing experience.”

Eke is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Eke of Fayetteville. She is a sophomore at Fayette County High School and is active in FBLA, SADD, band and Debate Club. She also enjoys writing, poetry and reading.

Georgia’s delegates will join more than 1,500 students from 44 states for the fast-paced trip that focuses on leadership training in the nation’s capital.

Coweta-Fayette EMC is a consumer-owned cooperative providing electricity and related services to 70,000 consumers in Coweta, Fayette, Heard, South Fulton, Clayton, Spalding, Troop and Meriwether counties.

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