Stockland chosen as delegate for Washington, DC tour

Stockland chosen as delegate for Washington, DC tour by Tyler Knudson This year Jeanie Stockland has been choosen to fly to Washington, DC as a delegate to the Rural Electric Youth Tour 2003.

The youth tour will take place on June 13-19. During the week-long event, participants will visit numerous historical sites in the Washington, DC area, along with having the opportunity to attend a breakfast briefing with South Dakota's congressional delegation.

Stockland, the daughter of Frank and Robin Stockland, wrote an essay on "Why I would like to represent Clay-Union Electric on the 2003 Youth Tour." Her essay was judged along with other essays from kids in schools from Clay and Union counties.

Clay-Union Electric was very impressed with the quantity and quality of the essays submitted for the contest this year. It was evident that those who entered the contest had put considerable work into completing the task.

The Rural Electric Youth tour is a group of more than 1,400 high school students from all over rural America who visit Washington, DC every June. Students on the tour learn about electric cooperatives, American history, and U.S. government.

In 1964, NRECA began to coordinate the program and suggested that cooperative representatives from each state arrange to be in Washington, DC. The tour is sponsored by Clay-Union Electric and is coordinated by the South Dakota Rural Electric Association (SDREA) and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA).

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