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2015 Washington Youth Tour Delegates Announced

March 24, 2015

Two teens from Pike County will represent SRE on the 2015 Washington Youth Tour.

Stephen Brentlinger and Alexis Hart were recently selected through a rigorous contest to represent Southern Rivers Energy as well as their school and their hometowns on the prestigious Washington Youth Tour. Applicants were given an extensive written test covering the history of rural electrification, facts and figures specific to SRE, the basics of electricity and how it is generated and distributed, renewable energy and everything in between.  Stephen and Alexis' test scores secured their spot on the 50th anniversary tour of this incredible leadership trip. Sydney Dyer of Crawford County High School was selected to serve as the alternate for the tour and has the opportunity to attend the Cooperative Youth Conference for a week-long leadership event that explores all facets of the cooperative business model at the state FFA camp in Covington, GA.

In addition to winning the all-expenses paid tour of Washington, D.C., these two young people will be featured on the cover of a future issue of the GEORGIA Magazine and receive a $250 scholarship. The trip will take place June 11-18.

“We are excited to have Stephen and Alexis represent Southern Rivers Energy on this year’s tour and hope that the experience will enhance their leadership skills and expand their knowledge of cooperatives and our system of government,” says Erin Cook, Communications Specialist and Youth Tour Coordinator at SRE. 

Stephen Brentlinger (left) is a junior at Pike County High School where he participates in Literary Team, Math Team and the One Act Play. He is active in Boy Scouts, his church and his community. Stephen is the son of Stuart and Karen Brentlinger of Williamson.

Alexis Hart (right) is a junior at Pike County High School where she is a member of Beta Club, National Honors Society and the Golf team. She volunteers at her church and her community including Relay for Life. Alexis is the daughter of Johnny and Vivian Hart of Zebulon.




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