Fairfield-Sponsored Students Visit with Senators and Congressmen in Washington D.C.
Dalton Arndt from Spring Valley, Christa Priya Joba from Ridgeview, Sylvie Johnson from Fairfield Central, and Alexander Brown Lewisville High School represented Fairfield Electric Cooperative in Washington D.C. for the Youth Tour trip in June where they learned about the future of electric cooperatives.
South Carolina's Washington Youth Tour delegates, including four students sponsored by Fairfield Electric Cooperative, had a whirlwind week of touring, meeting and eating their way through the nation's capital in June.
Dalton Arndt of Spring Valley High School, Christa Priya Joby of Ridgeview High School, Sylvie Johnson of Fairfield Central High School, and Alexander Brown of Lewisville High School were among 71 South Carolina rising high school seniors on the six-day trip to Washington D.C., sponsored by their local electric cooperatives. The students were selected on the basis of their academic achievements, school activities and community service.
While in D.C., South Carolina’s Youth Tour delegation visited many of the major museums and memorials, including the 9/11 memorial, the Arlington National Cemetery, and a tour of the Smithsonian Museums. They also spent time on Capitol Hill, meeting with U.S. Senators, Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham. Some met their district’s congressman. The students were also inspired by extraordinary exhibits found in the National Museum of African American History, which opened in September 2016.