Bradley Harney, an upcoming senior at Mountain View High School, and Joshua Stackhouse, an upcoming senior at Loveland High School, attended the annual Washington D.C. Youth Tour trip in June. Bradley and Joshua, along with 1,500 other high school students from other electric cooperatives around the country, spent the week at the nation’s capitol.
On the trip, they toured many of the famous sites in Washington D.C., such as the White House, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Smithsonian Museum, the Iwo Jima Memorial and so much more! The group was also able to meet Colorado senators.
“The most interesting thing I learned about co-ops was their long standing presence in American history and their incredibly large range of service,” Joshua commented.
“My favorite places that I went to were the White House, Capitol Building and Supreme Court because it was cool to see all three branches of government in person rather than in a textbook,” Bradley shared.
Every year PVREA sponsors students to attend this once-in-a-lifetime trip with kids from other electric cooperatives all over the nation. Applications for next year’s trip will be available later this year here.