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PHOTO CAPTION: Opp High School Youth Tour winners are (left to right) Adriana Morgan (winner), Alexa Wilson (runner-up), Katie Spurlin (first alternate), Taylor Thompson (second alternate), and Kyle Elmore (third alternate).

ANDALUSIA, ALA.– Opp High School (OHS) students Adriana Morgan and Alexa Wilson were selected as PowerSouth’s 2014 Youth Tour winner and runner-up, respectively.

In March, the students will join hundreds of other Youth Tour winners from across Alabama in the state capitol to learn more about government, the legislative process and the rural electrification program.

As the OHS Youth Tour winner, Morgan 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. Morgan will also have the opportunity to meet with her U.S. Representatives. As the winner, Morgan 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 OHS will join area Youth Tour Program participants at Point A Lodge on Feb.19 to learn more about PowerSouth and the electric industry, while interacting with their peers.

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

Morgan was selected as the OHS winner. She has demonstrated leadership by serving in the Peer Helpers, FBLA, Science Club, Cosmoteens, Pep-Club and Mu Alpha Theta. She is also a volunteer at Story Time with Santa and an Opp Hospital nursing volunteer.

Wilson was selected as the OHS runner-up. She demonstrates her leadership by serving in the SGA, Peer Helpers, Beta Club and Mu Alpha Theta. She is also a varsity cheerleader, diamond doll and member of both the Interact club and book club.

Katie Spurlin, Taylor Thompson and Kyle Elmore were selected as alternates.

PowerSouth has participated in the Youth Tour program for more than 20 years, sponsoring students from Andalusia, Elba, Opp and PikeCountyhigh 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.

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