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Julia McClain

Two South Iredell High students selected by EnergyUnited to participate in 2019 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

Posted at 2:42 PM on Feb 7, 2019

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Two local high school students have been selected by EnergyUnited to attend the 2019 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, D.C.

Olivia Kastor of Statesville and Julia McClain of Troutman will join over 1,500 students from across the United States for a one-week, all-expenses-paid trip to Washington in June. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about electric cooperatives, meet and interact with congressional leaders, and visit historic monuments.

Kastor and McClain both attend South Iredell High School. They also have a shared interest in civic engagement and community service.

Kastor, 16, is a junior enrolled in South Iredell High’s International Baccalaureate Program. She is very involved in the community. This year, she is participating in the Statesville Youth Leadership Program, as a SIHS Student Ambassador, a team member at Chick-fil-A and as a cultural ambassador for the Chinese Exchange Program.

McClain, 15, is a sophomore. She is a Student Ambassador and also a member of many clubs and organizations, including Future Farmers of America, 4-H, International Club, and the Broad Street United Methodist Church Youth Council Leadership Program. She is also an Iredell County Crosby Scholars participant.

The program is open to high school sophomores and juniors in EnergyUnited’s 19-county service area. Participants must complete an application and write a letter to an elected official on one of two topics provided by the co-op. Each year, a selection committee identifies finalists and chooses two individuals to represent EnergyUnited on the trip. This year, the trip is scheduled for June 15-21.

“The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, D.C., is the trip of a lifetime,” said Maureen Moore, communications manager for EnergyUnited. “We are honored to award this incredible opportunity to two amazing students who perfectly demonstrate our co-op’s passion for service and sincere commitment to giving back to the community.”

About EnergyUnited

EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is the largest electric cooperative in North Carolina serving nearly 130,000 metering points. Headquartered in Statesville, EnergyUnited provides electric service in portions of nineteen counties in west central North Carolina which include Alexander, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Gaston, Guilford, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Randolph, Rockingham, Rowan, Stokes, Wilkes and Yadkin. EnergyUnited Propane provides products and services to more than 25,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in 74 counties across North and South Carolina. Visit EnergyUnited online at www.energyunited.com to learn more about our electric and propane businesses. For more information on the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, visit, www.energyunited.com/youth-tour

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