SSEMC Sending Four Students to D.C.


WYT winners

Snapping Shoals EMC is sending four local high school students on a trip to our nation’s capital this summer. Ethan Barlay of Conyers, Ryan Bell of Covington, Hannah Mock of McDonough and Shelby Moore of Covington will represent SSEMC on the 2024 Washington Youth Tour.

Ethan is the son of Thua and Andrea Barlay and is a junior at Rockdale Magnet School. Ryan is the son of Robby and Christy Bell and is a sophomore at Eastside High School/ Newton College & Career Academy-STEM. Hannah Mock is the daughter of Shaun and Laura Mock and is a junior at Ola High School. Shelby is the daughter of Kevin and Lisa Moore and is a junior at Eastside High School.

The Washington Youth Tour is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience our nation’s history and government up close while developing leadership skills and having fun with teens representing electric co-ops from across the country.

Washington Youth Tour highlights typically include visiting the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Supreme Court, Holocaust Museum, Smithsonian Institution and, whenever possible, the White House. Other stops usually on the schedule are the National Cathedral and Arlington Cemetery as well as the World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam War memorials, and the Lincoln, Jefferson, FDR and MLK Jr. memorials.

SSEMC’s Washington Youth Tour winners also receive $500 scholarships when they begin college.