Local student visits Washington, D.C. as part of Youth Tour

Published 9:51 am Monday, June 29, 2009

PATRIOT — Crystal Adkins of Patriot was among 36 high school winners from throughout Ohio who visited Washington, D.C. and other points of interest June 12 through 18 as part of Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives, Inc.’s Youth Tour to the nation’s capital.

The week-long trip included a visit to old Alexandria and other areas of historical significance.

The student was awarded the tour in a scholastic competition sponsored by Buckeye Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. of Rio Grande, a Touchstone Energy® cooperative.

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The sophomores and juniors joined 1,500 other rural youths representing 44 states and several countries.

In addition to touring the nation’s capital, students met with members of their Congressional delegation, toured the Library of Congress and attended a performance at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts.

Crystal is the daughter of C.D. and Hope Adkins.