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June 11-- Three area high school students have been selected to attend the Washington Youth Tour, an all-expense paid leadership trip sponsored by the electric membership corporations in Georgia, including Altamaha EMC.

{mosimage}Matthew Powell from Treutlen High School, Emma Venable (left) and Madison Lynn, both from Toombs County High School, will be among 105 Georgia high school students during the event set for June 13-20. 

Upon arriving in D.C., the Georgia delegation will join over 1,500 students from across the country.  As Georgia’s oldest leadership program for teens, the Washington Youth Tour is designed to teach students about U.S. history, the role of government, and the importance of community and public service.

Matthew Powell is the son of Joey and Tammie Powell of Soperton.  He is a junior at Treutlen High School.  Among his many school activities, Matthew is the starting quarterback, pitches on the baseball team, and is a member of the Gentlemen of Quality Club, Beta Club and FBLA.  His career goal is to be an Orthopedist and have his own practice.

A junior at Toombs County High School, Emma Venable is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Lothridge and Mr. and Mrs. Shan Venable.  Emma is a spirit cheerleader, a member of the golf team and belongs to many clubs including Fellowship of Christian Athletes, FFA and Beta Club.  She also serves as a class officer.  She plans to pursue a career in the medical field.

Madison Lynn is the daughter of Shawn and Heather Lynn.  In her junior year at Toombs County High School, she is involved in many extra-curricular activities like cheerleading, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Beta Club and FFA.  She also serves as a DARE role model.  After high school, Madison plans to pursue a career in Agribusiness. 

The trip will involve stops in Georgia and D.C. and include historic attractions such as the Little White House in Warm Springs, and D.C. landmarks including the Smithsonian Museums, Holocaust Museum, Mount Vernon, Supreme Court, Capitol, Washington Monument, and the FDR, Jefferson, World War II, and Lincoln memorials.