Representatives Selected For Youth Tour 2012
Four high school juniors will be heading to our nation’s capital this summer for a visit.
Gregory Power, Kayla Ramsey, Jared Smith and Joshua Wike will represent the cooperative at this year’s Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington, D.C.
The week-long visit in June, sponsored by Jones-Onslow EMC, lets the future leaders of our community learn more about government and the cooperative-way of doing business.
Students were selected through an essay contest available at high schools throughout the area. An independent panel of judges chose the winners.
Power, who attends Jacksonville High School, is the son of Whitney and Paul Power. He is a member of the National Honors Society, school musical, and the INTERACT and FCA clubs. Gregory also plays on the football team and is a member of the school’s marksmanship team.
Kayla is the daughter of Karen and George Ramsey. She attends White Oak High School and is class president, a member of the National Honors Society, Onslow Rotary Club, Student Council and the Allied Health Science board. Kayla also enjoys dance, reading and volunteering at the soup kitchen.
Jared, who attends Jacksonville High School, is the son of Carol and Damain Smith. He was honored with the Principal’s Award and is a member of the National Honors Society, school musical and Drama Club. Jared has also won varsity sports letters in cross country, indoor/outdoor track and swimming.
Joshua is the son of Nancy and Wayne Wike. He attends Swansboro High School and is a member of the honor roll. Joshua won the 2011-12 Pirate Award and participates in AP/Honor classes, varsity athletics and Relay for Life. In his spare time Joshua enjoys computer-aided design, collecting sports memorabilia, landscaping and World War II history.
Selected alternates are Taylor D’Ambrosio and Mary Marr, both from Jacksonville High School.
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