During this upcoming summer over 1500 high school students from across the country will visit Washington DC law makers. A few of those students are from schools in the Florida panhandle.
This is apart of an effort to educate leaders of tomorrow on state and federal government works.
The students representing the Florida panhandle are winners of the West Florida Electric Youth Tour competition. The competition was held in Tallahassee and it included a mock trial and panel interview.
“Our Co-op here has been participating in the program since 1979 so we’ve sent over 70 students throughout the years to D.C. And a lot of them are leaders in their communities now. Doctor's, Lawyers, politicians,” said Candace Croft , the communications specialist from the West Florida Electric Cooperative Association.
All students attending are juniors in high school. The tour through D.C. will also include a visit to our nation’s monuments. The local winners include Cottondale High School junior Breanna Harrell and Altha School junior Brad Pearson. Anthony Severson of Graceville High School was named the alternate.