Member newsletter for Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative

Youth Tour visits D.C.

In June, four student delegates from SMECO’s service area traveled to the nation’s capital for a week of education, entertainment, and engagement with other teens from across the U.S. for the 2023 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour.

The student delegates visited Capitol Hill and met with members of Congress and legislative aids to talk about important current events, in addition to taking fun and educational excursions around the city. The tour concluded with a guided tour of SMECO’s Engineering & Operations Center.

SMECO’s Youth Tour delegates and guides stopped for a visit at Capitol Hill. From left: Emilee Harmon, legislative aid to Congressman Steny Hoyer; Ryan Fellner, Chopticon High School; Samadhi Griffin, Gwynn Park High School; Charles Dunn, Northern High School; Natalie Cotton, SMECO; Antoine Hampton-Cotton, La Plata High School; and Anthony Simmons, SMECO.