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Local teen selected for Washington Youth Tour

POSTED: April 22, 2008 5:00 a.m.
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Charles Fields Jr

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Liberty County teen Charles Fields Jr. has been selected as a delegate for Coastal Electric Cooperative's annual Washington Youth Tour, an all-expenses paid leadership trip.  
Fields, a junior at Liberty County High School, will travel June 12-19 to Atlanta and Washington, D.C., with more than 100 other high school students to learn about U.S. history, government and careers in public service. Along with this leadership experience, Fields will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Fields, son of Sheila and Charles Fields Sr., is a member of his school's Future Business Leaders of America, National Honor Society and prom committee. After high school, he wants to attend Morehouse College and major in business.  
Georgia Ann Bell, the daughter of Samone Norsworthy and Randall Bell, was selected as an alternate.  Bell, a junior at First Presbyterian Christian Academy, will receive a $500 scholarship.
Fields and the rest of Georgia's Youth Tour delegation will convene with more than 1,400 youth representing electric cooperatives across the nation. During their trip, students will hear a Supreme Court lecture, dine with members of the Georgia congressional delegation and visit many of the nation's historical monuments and museums, such as the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the Holocaust Museum, Arlington Cemetery and the World War II, Vietnam War, FDR, Lincoln and Jefferson memorials.
Coastal Electric Cooperative is a Touchstone Energy partner with 14,000 consumers in Bryan, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties. Touchstone Cooperatives are a national alliance of more than 600 cooperatives providing energy solutions to 17 million people every day.

 

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