Kayla Boroff and Rachel Sargent, seniors at Macon East Academy, were among 4 students from the Montgomery area selected to attend the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s annual Washington, D.C. Youth Tour.  Representing Dixie Electric Cooperative, the local attending joined 1,500 other students from around the country for a week of learning and fun.  Kayla and Rachel had the opportunity to visit many historic sites while in D.C., meet with legislators, see the working federal government first hand, and attend a performance at the Kennedy Center.  The purpose of the tour is to increase the knowledge of the value of rural electrification among the student leaders and encourage their future involvement in state and national government.  Kayla and Rachel both enjoyed the opportunity to participate in the Youth Tour and continue to serve as leaders among the student body at Macon East Academy.

Kayla and Rachel had previously participated in the March 2019 Montgomery Dixie Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, a three-day event where students learned about various aspects of state government and history, leadership skills, and the purpose of electric cooperatives. The Montgomery Youth Tour, attended by 150 students, included team building exercises, motivational speakers, a day working alongside state legislators, as well as a tour of historic downtown Montgomery. Guest speaker, Cea Cohen Elliot shared a message “You Are Enough,” that encouraged the attendees to be confident, capable, and understand their true value and potential.