CVREC Youth Tour

Sarah Herz, right, and Collette Teno, left, will be going on the Chariton Valley Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. this summer.

Chariton Valley Electric is pleased to announce two students have been selected to represent CVEC on the 2019 Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, D.C.

Sarah Herz, a senior at Albia Community High School, and the daughter of Kevin and Janet Herz of Lovilia, has been selected as one of the two outstanding students attending this year’s Youth Tour. Sarah is involved in many activities in school including; volleyball, tennis, cross country, student council, National Honor Society, and Blue Pride Buddies. She is also involved outside of school with her church youth group and Iowa Honey Producers Association. When asked if given an opportunity to speak with a member of Congress what topic would she like to discuss, Sarah responded, “I would discuss healthcare and the rising costs of prescription drugs. I want to know what I should be doing now to help form the groundwork for our legal government system in the future.”

Collette Teno, a senior at Albia Community High School, and the daughter of Danny and Marilyn Teno of Moravia, has also been selected to attend the 2019 Youth Tour. Collette is also very actively involved in school activates including; FFA, Dance Team, tennis, and volleyball. Collette stays busy outside of school by performing with Shannon’s School of Dance, volunteering for Cystic Fibrosis, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church activities. “I would discuss the issues that are important to rural America, like agriculture, healthcare, and taxation,” stated Collette if given the opportunity to speak with a congressional representative.

Both will join about 40 other Iowa students – and more than 1,400 high school students from across the U.S. – in Washington, D.C., from June 14-20, 2019. They will get an inside look at the federal government and tour the city, visiting the National Cathedral, war memorials, Smithsonian museums and Capitol Hill.

Chariton Valley Electric Cooperative, with the generosity of its membership, is proud to support the Youth Tour program to enrich our Youth’s educational experience.

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