• Jasmine Chandler

CHS student chosen for upcoming youth leadership tour in D.C.

Grady Electric Membership Cooperative, also known as Grady EMC, recently chose three local high school students, including one of our own Syrupmakers, to take a trip to Washington, D.C. for a whole week. The idea of this trip was to help promote and encourage youth leadership.

The following students from nearby schools were chosen for participation: J.T. Andrews from CHS, Max White from Thomasville High Scholars Academy, and Sandy Baker from Bainbridge High School. These three students will visit the nation's capital this summer beginning on June 13, 2019.

This trip is part of the youth tour, and they will also get to meet members of Congress. Also while attending the trip, they will get to tour the historical monuments and take part in leadership experiences.

Each of the students was chosen from the nearby counties by the EMC. These students take part in school clubs and even Student Council. Both Max White and J.T. Andrews are in their school's Student Council, and Sandy Baker is in BHS's Anchor Club, Future Business Leaders of America. In addition, they all plan to attend a four-year college.

In order to be selected, each student was interviewed by a panel of judges from the Grady EMC. The panel was represented by the finance, member services, and management divisions. School counselors were also asked to identify the students based on their natural leadership abilities. They wanted each student to have an equal opportunity.

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