BGEnergy sponsors students on Frankfort Youth Tour
April 15, 2011
Eight high school juniors served by Blue Grass Energy joined 147 students for the Kentucky Rural Electric Frankfort Youth Tour this week. The group spent the day touring the state capital and learning about government.
Blue Grass Energy sends 10 students to the nation's capital for the Washington Youth Tour each June. Their educational journey begins in Frankfort for a look at the state's government system.
"We're committed to the communities we serve," said Blue Grass Energy's Vice President of Member Services and Economic Development Cathryn W. Gibson. "A first-hand experience in Frankfort and Washington enhances the students' understanding of our government, and possibly inspires them to become our future leaders."
In Frankfort, the students toured the Governor's Mansion, the Capitol Building and met government officials, including the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet's Secretary, the Honorable Len Peters. They visited the Kentucky Vietnam Veterans' Memorial, and met its architect Helm Roberts.
"My favorite part of the Frankfort trip was probably the Vietnam Memorial," said participant Shane Mattox of Carlisle, Ky. "It was a great concept and an amazing idea. It was an awesome thing to see, and even more intriguing to learn about how it was constructed."
Blue Grass Energy's 2011 Youth Tour representatives are Sarah Barton of Cynthiana, Jennifer Hicks of Lexington, Sierra Horvat of Berea, Tayler Lowe of Harrodsburg, Shane Mattox of Carlisle, Karlie Napier of Berea, Emily Nevels of Harrodsburg, Ryan Poynter of Berea, Leanna Rowlette of Berea and Sarah Vaughan of Richmond.
Participants were selected from 28 applicants in March. High school juniors living with a parent or guardian served by Blue Grass Energy are eligible to apply each year. For more information about the program, visit www.bgenergy.com/forstudents.aspx.
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