Youth to Washington Tour!

Two students from RECC’s service territory were selected to represent their cooperative and enjoy an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. from June 16-23 as part of the annual Youth Tour. The 2023 Youth Tour delegates from RECC were: Lillian Waghorn from Auburn and Kade Beckmier from Taylorville. The students visited Capitol Hill and met with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Representatives Rodney D and Darin LaHood. They also visited historical and cultural sites including Arlington National Cemetery, the Supreme Court, the White House, a variety of memorials and the U.S. Capitol. Among fun activities the students enjoyed were an assembly of more than 1,000 Youth Tour participants from across the nation. Since 1964, the nation’s cooperative electric utilities have sponsored more than 60,000 high school students to visit Washington, D.C., talk one-on-one with their U.S. congressional delegations and learn from energy and grassroots government education sessions. NRECA is the national service organization representing the nation’s more than 900 consumer-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperatives, which provide service to 42 million consumer-members in 47 states. Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative is a member of Touchstone Energy — a national alliance of local, consumer-owned electric cooperatives providing high standards of service to members large and small. More than 730 Touchstone Energy cooperatives in 46 states are delivering energy and energy solutions to more than 32 million members every day. Touchstone Energy cooperatives serve their members with integrity, accountability, innovation and a longstanding commitment to communities. RECC is committed to providing superior service based on four core principles: integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community. The co-op serves more than 5,800 meters over 1,374 miles of line in parts of Christian, Macoupin, Montgomery, Morgan and Sangamon counties. For more information visit