Two Area Students to Represent Bluebonnet in Washington, D.C.

Two area high school students will represent Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative during a tour of Washington, D.C. and a visit to the U.S. Capitol to meet members of Congress. Kaitlyn Baker of Bastrop and Evan Weiss of Brenham will join 1,500 students from across the country for the Government-in-Action Youth Tour, which is sponsored by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

“The government youth tour is a great program that was inspired by Lyndon Johnson and dates back to 1958,” said Mark Rose, Bluebonnet’s general manager. “This trip will provide Kaitlyn and Evan the opportunity to visit Washington, D.C., experience the wealth of history in our nation’s capital, to meet our area’s legislators and see firsthand the legislative process in action.”

This year’s Government-in-Action Youth Tour will be June 13-21. Nakiva Washington of Cedar Creek was chosen as an alternate and will represent Bluebonnet if Baker or Weiss is unable to make the trip.

To be eligible for the Government-in-Action Youth Tour, students must be in grades 10, 11 or 12 and live in the home of a parent or legal guardian who is a Bluebonnet member with an active account.

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative is one of the largest electric cooperatives in Texas and has been serving its members since 1939. Bluebonnet serves more than 82,000 meters and owns and maintains 11,000 miles of power lines, located across more than 3,800 square miles within 14 Central Texas counties. Bluebonnet’s service area stretches from Travis County to Washington County, and from Milam County down to Gonzales County. 

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