Area Youth Selected for Washington D.C. TripWritten by Theresa Rose on March 18, 2015
Megan Shumaker and Dalton Krum, both of Mount Pleasant, have been selected to attend the 2015 Youth Tour on June 12-19. The event is an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. sponsored by Access Energy Cooperative.
Megan and Dalton will join approximately 40 other Iowa students and nearly 1,000 students from across the country, who have been selected by their electric cooperatives to attend the annual Youth Tour.
A junior at Mount Pleasant High School, Megan is the daughter of Judd and Cindy Shumaker. She is active in basketball, cross country, track and show crew. Megan is a member of the Silver Cord volunteer program, and spends her free time volunteering throughout the community.
Dalton is a sophomore at Mount Pleasant High School and is the son of Frank and Sarah Jacobs. He is active in show choir, cross country, track, and is also a member of the Silver Cord volunteer program. Outside of school, Dalton is involved in Boy Scouts, various honor choirs, Iowa’s National Guard Youth Council, and the community theater.
While on tour, Megan and Dalton will learn about American history and government. They will visit historical sights including monuments, museums, the U.S. Capitol, federal agencies and other points of interest. They will also have an opportunity to meet with their legislators in the House and Senate.
Access Energy Cooperative has been a part of the Youth Tour program for more than 50 years and currently selects two students each year to participate in the five-day trip. The students are selected through an application and interview process.
With its main office located in Mt. Pleasant, Access Energy Cooperative provides electric service to over 9,000 homes and businesses in 10 southeast Iowa counties.