Mississippi Press

News Briefs: Local students tour D.C. as part of youth leadership program

By Warren Kulo | wkulo@al.com

JACKSON COUNTY, Mississippi -- Three students, including two from Jackson County, recently represented Singing River Electric at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Youth Tour of Washington, D.C.

Students Gianna Pierce of Ocean Springs High School and Sarah Jean Scearce of Resurrection High School, along with William Rasberry of George County High School, spent six days touring the nation’s capital along with other students chosen for the Youth Leadership Program.

The group visited national landmarks including the World War II Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon, among other other monuments and museums. They also met with Mississippi’s two U.S. Senators, Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith.

“It is a privilege for Singing River Electric to make an investment in these three young leaders through the Youth Leadership Program,” said SRE General Manager/CEO Brian Hughey. “This educational opportunity lets students learn about history and government while building their leadership and networking skills.”

Information on the 2023 Youth Leadership Program will be released in the near future to high schools within the Singing River Electric service area.