Although the 60th Annual Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sumner-Cowley would like to recognize this year’s delegate, Sydney Bacon, in the pages of Kansas Country Living.
Bacon, the daughter of Sumner-Cowley members Bryon and Suzie Bacon, is a rising senior at South Haven High School and was selected by Sumner-Cowley from a pool of high school applicants. To win this trip, students were asked to complete an application, interview with Cooperative representatives, as well as submit a letter of recommendation and an essay.
Bacon, along with the rest of the Kansas delegation, was scheduled to join more than 1,700 high school students from across the nation on the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. During their week-long stay in Washington, D.C., the students would have the visited with their congressional representatives, toured the Capitol, Arlington National Cemetery and the many memorials.
“Sumner-Cowley is proud to support the Youth Tour program and send our youth to experience government in action,” said Sumner-Cowley CEO Coni Adams. “We were saddened but not surprised to hear that the Youth Tour was cancelled. While Sydney won’t be visiting our nation’s capital, we are committed to finding a proper way to honor and reward Sydney for her achievement.”
Sumner-Cowley sponsors one student each year to represent our Cooperative as part of our commitment to community and our mission to help develop our next generation of leaders. For more information about the trip contact Sumner-Cowley Electric at 888-326-3356