Thomas County Central High School junior Claire Pope will be one of a select group of students privy to a special online leadership experience this summer.
Pope, 17, is Grady EMC’s Thomas County representative chosen for the annual Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, otherwise known as the Washington Youth Tour. The program typically sends youth delegates to Washington D.C. for an immersive leadership experience by visiting various national treasures and observing the country’s political mechanisms in action.
“It was an honor to be selected to represent Thomas County on the Washington Youth Tour,” Pope said. “I recognize the value this experience will provide and am excited about this opportunity.”
Pope became interested in the tour because she plans to major in history and become a museum curator.
“I was drawn to the possibility of attending … as a means to broaden my scope of learning as well as having the opportunity to meet other students in our area with similar interests,” she said.
Unfortunately, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the tour will not take place in person this year. Instead, the event will be a three-day virtual leadership program.