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LCHS student chosen for D.C. youth tour
0523 LIFE local teen DC
From left: Taylor Gadsden of Richmond Hill High School, Stephanie Hill of McIntosh County Academy, Coastal Electric Cooperative CEO Whit Hollowell and Candace Pool of Liberty County High School pose after a scholarship presentation last week at Beef O’Brady’s in Richmond Hill. The students received $1,000 scholarships and a weeklong summer leadership trip to Washington, D.C., from Coastal. - photo by Photo provided.
Liberty County teen Candace Poole was selected as a delegate for Coastal Electric Cooperative’s annual Washington Youth Tour, an all-expenses paid leadership trip.  
Poole, a junior at Liberty County High School, will travel June 10-17 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. She also will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
Poole, the daughter of Kevin and Monika Poole, is in the drama club, Thespian Society, Interact Club and is the junior class treasurer.  She is also captain of the LCHS varsity volleyball team and a member of the National Society of High School Scholars.  Poole said she wants to study medicine and become a physicians’ assistant or a registered nurse.
Marcus Barrett, a junior at Bradwell Institute, was selected as a tour alternate.  He will receive a $500 scholarship.
Poole and the other tour participants will meet with more than 1,400 youth representing electric cooperatives from across the nation. During the trip, students will hear a Supreme Court lecture, dine with members of the Georgia congressional delegation and visit historical monuments and museums, such as the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the Holocaust Museum, Arlington Cemetery and the WWII, Vietnam War, FDR, Lincoln and Jefferson memorials.
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