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Eight students selected 2015 Youth Tour winners

Andalusia High School Youth Tour winners are (left to right)Hannah McCalman (winner), Elizabeth McCalman (runner-up), Haley Booker (first alternate), Katelyn Lambert (second alternate) and Charlie Brock (third alternate).
Elba High School Youth Tour winners are (left to right) Clark Logan (winner), Chase Moseley (runner-up) and Tyra Bradley (first alternate).
Opp High School Youth Tour winners are (left to right) Danielle Poore (winner), Meri Beth Wilson (runner-up), Hunter Herrera (first alternate), Britton Buckelew (second alternate), and Lydia Grissett (third alternate).
Pike County High School Youth Tour winners are (left to right) Chelsey Holland (winner), Xavier Allen (runner-up), Laken Maulden (first alternate), TriChina Vaughn (second alternate), and Marley Duncan (third alternate).


Eight students from Andalusia, Opp, Elba and Pike County High Schools were selected as PowerSouth’s 2015 Youth Tour winners and runners-up during interviews Feb. 4.

In March, the students – Hannah McCalman and Elizabeth McCalman from Andalusia High School, Danielle Poore and Meri Beth Wilson from Opp High School, Clark Logan and Chase Moseley from Elba High School and Chelsey Holland and Xavier Allen from Pike County High School – will join hundreds of other Youth Tour winners from across Alabama in the state capital to learn more about government, the legislative process and the rural electrification program.

As Youth Tour winners, Hannah McCalman, Poore, Logan and Holland will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., in June to participate in the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Youth Tour with more than 1,500 students from all across America to watch history come alive in our nation’s capital as they explore museums, memorials and monuments. The students will also have the opportunity to meet with their U.S. Representatives. As the winners, they will become part of a group that has more than 50,000 alumni in every walk of life including U.S. Senators and CEOs.

The top 10 students from each of the four high schools will join area Youth Tour Program participants at Point A Lodge on Feb.18 to learn more about PowerSouth and the electric industry, while interacting with their peers.

The eight students were chosen based on their performance on written essays, written tests and an interview competition at PowerSouth’s headquarters in Andalusia.

PowerSouth has participated in the Youth Tour program for more than 30 years, sponsoring students from Andalusia, Elba, Opp and Pike County high schools.

The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour has brought high school students to Washington, D.C., every June since the late 1950s, and more than 50,000 students from across America have participated in this unique program.

For more information:

Mark Ingram, Corporate Communication Manager
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