Michael “Buddy” Anderson and Caroline “Carrie Lee” Lancaster are the winners of an expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., sponsored by YEC. They will travel with other South Carolina students to the nation’s capital where they will join more than 1,400 students from across the country. The nation’s electric cooperatives sponsor the one-week tour each June.
We support this tour as part of our commitment to the young people in our service area. We do this to educate high school juniors about American history and government and about the history and business principles of electric cooperatives.
The students attending this year’s Washington Youth Tour to represent YEC, called delegates, are Michael “Buddy” Anderson, a student at York Comprehensive High School, son of Tammie and Chad Anderson, and Caroline “Carrie Lee” Lancaster, also a student at York Comprehensive High School and daughter of Debbie Lancaster.
The delegates were selected from a group of high school juniors who completed an application and were interviewed by YEC’s personnel. They will be among more than 50 other young people from all over the state participating in the tour to the nation’s capital city, June 14–19.
During their stay in Washington, the students will visit with their representatives and senators and tour sites of historical significance.
Youth Tour participants from 39 states will meet in Washington, D.C., for the tour, which has been conducted for more than 40 years.
We are proud of the accomplishments of Buddy Anderson and Carrie Lee Lancaster and know they will represent YEC well during the Washington Youth Tour.