Jackson EMC presents Washington Youth Tour 2016

Jackson EMC WYT

Opportunity for a Winder-Barrow Sophomore/Junior Student:

Jackson Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) is now accepting applications for their Washington Youth Tour (WYT) delegates. Jackson EMC will send four exceptional student delegates on an all-expense paid prestigious leadership trip to Washington, D.C., June 9-16 for the 2016 WYT.

Each high school will select one student semi-finalist.  The student doesn’t have to be a Jackson EMC member, but they must attend a high school in Jackson EMC’s service territory.

A nominee should be a well-rounded sophomore or junior who will be 16 years of age by June 9, 2016, with demonstrated leadership skills, traits and desire, along with a balance of academic excellence, extra-curricular activities and community involvement.

As college admissions are becoming more competitive, we also realize that more students are looking for additional activities to place on their applications and resumes, and this program will not only provide a great resume builder, but will highlight potential leaders as the trip focuses on American history, U.S. government, the cooperative world and leadership.  Candidates should be interested in, and perhaps benefit from, a leadership experience of a lifetime.

To apply Winder-Barrow High School students complete the following items and turn them into Mr. Peppers in the Counseling Department by  Monday, February 22, 2016 (packets are available in the upon request):

  • Completed Washington Youth Tour Delegate Application (click here)
  • 1 copy of your resume

A WBHS committee will review all applications and select a school finalist.  Then a WYT committee will then review all applications and select ten finalists. Those finalists will participate in a panel interview on Thursday, March 17th.  All finalists will receive a goody bag with wonderful prizes, and the top four participants with the highest scores will be selected to represent Jackson EMC as our 2016 WYT delegates.

The delegates will join the other 100+ Georgia participants and meet students from 40+ states with roughly 1,600 total students selected across the country for the youth tour. The finalists’ school contact will also receive a token of appreciation for your time and support for your amazing students and this program.

The promotional video, a brochure, an interactive application and all of the information is available on our website at www.jacksonemc.com/wyt.