WHS student to go to conference
Delaware Electric Cooperative, Greenwood, will sponsor an all-expense paid trip
for two southern Delaware high school juniors to the 2000 Rural Electric Youth
Tour, which runs from June 18-22 in Washington, D.C.
Kristin Brown of Lake Forest High School and Chad Robinson of Woodbridge High
School have been chosen as DEC's representatives.
An educational conference organized by the National Rural Electric Cooperative
Association (NRECA), the Rural Electric Youth Tour annually draws more than 1,400
students from over 40 states. The Youth Tour was inspired by President Lyndon
Johnson and officially began in 1964 when it attracted 400 students from 12 states.
Robinson, of Greenwood, is involved in numerous community and school activities.
He is a member of the National Honor Society, serves as Student Council president
and participates in many club activities at Woodbridge High School. He enjoys being
active with his church and has a keen interest in political science.
Highlights of the 2000 Youth Tour include a boat cruise on the Potomac River, the
comedy 'Shear Madness' at the Kennedy Center and tours of the Arlington National
Cemetery, the Supreme Court and the National Cathedral.
DEC Spokesman Gary Cripps said, "This is an inspiring educational experience for
our local students. Not only will they see how things work in our nation's capital,
but they will also network with young people from all over the country. This
conference will have a lasting impact on them."