In June, four area students had the opportunity to represent Dixie Electric Cooperative in Washington, D.C.  Macon East senior, Tyler Watson was among the over 1,500 students selected from across the United States to attend the week-long tour hosted by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.  Participants toured many historic sites in D.C. and learned more about the importance of political involvement in their local areas.  They learned leadership skills and heard from various speakers about the cooperative world.  The all-expense paid trip is a great outreach program giving students a new outlook on their local cooperative and broadening their education.  Tyler enjoyed meeting students from all over the country on the tour and said he will never forget this experience.