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Orange Co. REMC Youth To Visit Washington DC
Updated May 25, 2017 8:39 AM | Filed under: Education
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Makenna Purlee

(ORLEANS) - Orange County REMC is pleased to announce Makenna Purlee, Jennafer Pearson, Cora Miller and Allison Brown will join other Indiana high school students for a life changing experience on the 2017 Indiana Youth Tour to Washington, D.C.

The trip that is designed to educate youth about the impact they can have on our government begins June 8 in Indianapolis and ends June 15.

According to Matthew Deaton, General Manager/CEO of Orange County REMC, Indiana will send a delegation of approximately 107 students from throughout the state. The students are selected by the local electric cooperatives. More than 1,600 students from 47 states will travel to Washington for the week-long experience.

"Orange County REMC is pleased to provide this opportunity for our local youth," Deaton said. "It's a great trip and a wonderful chance to see the sights, make new friends and learn how everyone, even young people, can make a difference in the political process."

Students participating in the trip will visit the Flight 93 and Pentagon 9/11 Memorials, the Gettysburg Battlefield, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian Institution, a night cruise on the Potomac River, the National Mall memorials, the National Museum of the Marine Corps and much more.

The Indiana Youth Tour students will also participate in a youth rally hosted by NRECA, during which they will share their thoughts and opinions on a variety of timely issues. The youth rally will prepare the students for a day on Capitol Hill, where they will have an opportunity to meet with Indiana's congressional delegation.

For more information about the 2017 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., contact Stacy Slaten at (812)-865-2229.

Orange County REMC is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Located in Orleans, Ind., this electric utility cooperative serves over 8,000 members in Orange, Martin, Lawrence, Washington and Crawford Counties. For more information about the cooperative visit

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