WAKE FOREST, NC— High-school juniors Tyler Bendl of Wake Forest and Dillan Phillips of Louisburg were selected by Wake Electric to attend the 2014 Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington D.C. in June.

Bendl 16, is a student at Heritage High School. Phillips, 17, attends Louisburg High School. The two will join nearly 1,500 students from across the United States for a one-week all expenses paid trip to the nation’s capital.

Both students will also receive a $1,000 scholarship in their high school senior year upon enrollment in a college or university.

While on the Youth Tour, Bendl and Phillips will 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. The trip will be from June 14-20, 2014.

For more information on the Rural Electric Youth Tour, visit www.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 more than 38,000 consumers in parts of Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance and Wake counties.

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