Tyler Watson, a Macon East junior, was selected to attend the Montgomery Youth Tour March 7-9. Tyler was one of 8 area high school juniors representing Dixie Electric Cooperative. Their group along with 155 other students from Alabama met at the Renaissance Hotel and learned how cooperatives work, about the legislative process, and the history of Alabama. They also toured many historic sites in downtown Montgomery, met their state representatives, and heard from motivational speaker Cea Cohen-Elliott.
Tyler was also selected to represent Alabama at the Washington Youth Tour the week of June 9-15, 2017. This event brings together more than 1,600 high school students from rural areas and small towns across the U.S. to Washington, D.C. to tour various sites and meet members of the legislature. The tour is sponsored by the National Rural Electric Association for the purpose of having students gain personal knowledge of American history, learn about the political process, and interact with elected officials. Tyler is a remarkable student at Macon East and well deserving of this honor.
Tyler Watson (2nd from the left, top row)