WAKE FOREST, NC— High-school juniors Megan Izzo of Raleigh and Jeremy Boudah of Wake Forest have been selected by Wake Electric to attend an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. in June through the 2012 Rural Electric Youth Tour. Both students also won a $1,000 scholarship for college.

Izzo, 16, is a student at Cardinal Gibbons High School and is the daughter of John and Kathy Izzo. Boudah, 17, is a student at Heritage High School and is the son of Daniel and Pamela Boudah.

Izzo and Boudah will join nearly 1,500 high school students from across the U.S. to learn about electric cooperatives, American history and the United States government. Youth Tour participants will also visit the historic sites of the nation’s capital, as well as spend time with their congressional leaders. Youth Tour winners also create podcasts and digital photo projects while learning about issues in renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate change legislation that face their communities and the nation. The trip will be from June 16-22, 2012.

For more information on the Rural Electric Youth Tour, visitwww.wemc.com/youthtours.aspx.

The Youth Tour is funded through voluntary member and employee donations through the Operation RoundUp program at Wake Electric.

Wake Electric is an electric utility providing reliable, safe and affordable energy and related services to 35,000 consumers in parts of Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance and Wake counties.


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