Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative 2012 youth tour winners Bryson Cayaban of Waimea High, Joshua Herr of Kauai High, Kierstyn Oshita of Kapaa High and Taylor Trujillo of Kamehameha Schools left in mid June for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Youth Tour. KIUC Member Services Manager Barbara Nagamine met the students at the airport to see them off.
The Rural Electric Youth Tour has brought more than 1,400 high school students to Washington, D.C. every year since the late 1950s. To date, more than 40,000 students from rural areas and small towns all over America have participated in this unique program.
Students on the tour learn about electric cooperatives, American history and U.S. government. They attend educational seminars, visit with their representatives in the House and the Senate, and see the sights around Washington, D.C.
The students were chosen by their high schools and were interviewed by a panel comprised of a KIUC board member, a KIUC employee and a member of the co-op. For more information on the Youth Tour, please visit www.youthtour.coop.