A Capital Visit
The Nolin RECC Washington Youth Tour was well-received this year by high
school juniors as 19 students competed for one of five seats on a chartered bus heading for Washington, D.C., June 10. A portion of the competition involved a complimentary trip to Frankfort in late April for all participants. Students and chaperones spent the day touring the Capitol Building, the Governor’s Mansion, and the Kentucky Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Lunch was provided at the Capitol and participants heard from various speakers, including Alison Lundergan Grimes, Secretary of State; Brian Linder, Kentucky House of Representatives; and Becky Gilpatrick, director of Student Aid Services, KHEAA. Based on a personal interview, essay, and test, five students were awarded an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 10-17.
The Washington trip is packed with tours of historical monuments, buildings, and museums like the Smithsonian Institution, U.S. Capitol, Arlington National Cemetery, Jefferson Memorial, Ford’s Theatre, Vietnam Veterans Memorial and many others. In addition, the teens enjoyed an evening of sightseeing and dancing as they cruised along the Potomac River.
Nolin continues to stress higher education and is dedicated to the growth and development of youth. We stay active in our communities and schools by sponsoring programs like college scholarships, electrical safety classes, and business and economics seminars. The Washington Youth Tour is just one program that allows us to help local teens experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.