Lamar Electric Coop has announced the winners of the 2017 Government-In-Action Youth Tour are Kylea Basden and Sarah Teubner.

Basden is the daughter of co-op members John and Patricia Basden of Powderly and attends North Lamar High School. Teubner is the daughter of co-op members Rebekah and the late Mike Teubner of Novice and is home-schooled.

These students and more than 100 students from other cooperatives in Texas will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., to tour the nation’s capital and many historic sites in and around Washington, D.C.  The trip will take place June 7-16.

“From there, the group will fly to Washington, D.C., where they will meet with about 1,200 other students from across the nation,” said Lamar Electric Commun-ications Director Katie Morris. “The tour will originate in Austin.”

Morris says once in Washington, the tour participants will see and tour many historic places such as Mount Vernon and the U.S. Capitol, where they will visit with their Texas

Congressman, and tour the House and Senate chambers. One day, all the tour participants will come together to visit the White House and conclude the day with an all states dinner and dance.

Also included on the tour will be places like the Supreme Court and Library of Congress, Washington National Cathedral, George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon, Smithsonian Institution and Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington Monument, Arlington Cemetery, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Jefferson Memorial, Korean Memorial, Lincoln Memorial and Vietnam Memorial.

“Lamar Electric Cooperative sponsors students on this trip each year,” said Morris. “These students must live in a home served by Lamar Electric or attend a school served by Lamar Electric.” 

Lamar Electric is a not for profit cooperative providing electric service to members in Lamar, Red River and Delta counties.

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