According to Donnis Mizelle, CEO of Hendricks Power, the Indiana delegation will be approximately 75 students from throughout the state, each selected by a local Touchstone Energy cooperative. In 2008, nearly 1,500 students from around the country were in Washington for the conference.
The Indiana delegation will meet in Indianapolis on Thursday, June 11 to get acquainted and to learn about the Indiana legislative process. The students will depart early on Friday and spend their first evening in Gettysburg, Pa. On Saturday they will tour the Gettysburg National Battlefield, spend the afternoon in Baltimore's Inner Harbor and will arrive in Washington, D.C. that evening. Sunday through Wednesday is a full schedule of sightseeing, speakers, visits to National Memorials, a collection of museums and a night cruise on the Potomac River.
Students will participate in a Monday morning "Youth Tour Rally," where they will share their thoughts and opinions on a variety of timely issues. This will prepare them for a busy Tuesday on Capitol Hill, when Indiana's students will visit with representatives of Indiana's Congressional delegation. The week will end on a high note with the "All-States Dinner Dance" at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City.
Katelyn Emory of Brownsburg High School has been selected as an Alternate and will be asked to represent the organization and community during this trip in the event that Fehr is unable to attend.
For more information about the 2009 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., contact Hendricks Power at (317) 745-5473 and visit the Web site, or Indiana's electric cooperative website at www.indremcs.org in the section entitled "Indiana's Electric Cooperatives."
Hendricks Power Cooperative provides electricity and energy services to over 26,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in west central Indiana. Formed in 1936, the cooperative is owned and controlled by members they serve. For more information regarding Hendricks Power Cooperative and other related service, please visit www.hendrickspower.com