WASHINGTON, DC — Natalie Hopkins of Okeana, Emily Muench of Fairfield, Elizabeth Schulte of Okeana, Olivia Tilton of Hamilton, David Winter of Somerville and Peter Whiteman of Oxford were among 34 high school students from throughout Ohio who visited Washington, D.C. and other points of interest June 10-16, as part of Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives, Inc.’s Youth Tour to the nation’s capital.
The week-long trip included a visit to the U.S. Capitol and other areas of historical significance.
The students were awarded the tour in a scholastic competition sponsored by Butler Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc., of Oxford, a Touchstone Energy® cooperative. The high school students joined approximately 1,600 other rural students representing 42 states. As part of their tour of the nation’s capital, students met with members of their Congressional delegation, visited Arlington National Cemetery and attended a performance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Natalie is the daughter of Pam and Kirk Hopkins, Emily is the daughter of Erika Klaber, Elizabeth is the daughter of Julie and Larry Schulte, Olivia is the daughter of Mike and Teresa Tilton, David is the son of Tom and Janet Winter and Peter is the son of Jane and Scott Whiteman.