After a two-year pause in the program due to COVID-19, Katie Johnson (Patrick Henry High School) and Megan Meyer (Patrick Henry High School) were among 38 students from throughout Ohio who visited Washington, D.C., and other points of interest on June 18-24, 2022, as part of Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives, Inc.’s Youth Tour to our nation’s capital.
Both girls were sponsored by Tricounty Rural Electric Cooperative. The students joined more than 1,200 other rural youths representing 28 states. As part of their tour of the nation’s capital, students met with members of their Congressional delegation, visited Arlington National Cemetery, and attended a performance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
For over 50 years, teens from rural America have been coming to Washington, D.C., on the “trip of a lifetime,” courtesy of their local sponsoring electric cooperative, Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives, and NRECA. The week-long trip included visiting the U.S. Capitol and other areas of historical and national significance.
Katie Johnson is the daughter of Josh and Heather Johnson; Megan Meyer is the daughter of Mark and Amy Meyer.
For more photos and information about the students’ experiences at the 2022 Youth Tour, follow the Youth Tour group on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ohioyouthtour) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/ohioyouthtour/). You can also visit OEC's website here: https://ohioec.org/node/314