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Washington Youth Tour

Kahria Hadley, Sumter EMC's 2016 Washington Youth Tour delegateKahria Lenzie Hadley, a senior at Americus-Sumter High School, represented Sumter EMC on the 2016 Washington Youth Tour (Youth Tour).  Sumter EMC sponsors the Youth Tour—a week long, all-expense-paid trip to our nation’s capital—to help students develop leadership skills and learn the history of the rural electrification program. 

Kahria joined 114 other Georgia high school students participating in the June 9-16 event. The Youth Tour included stops in Georgia before moving to historic sites and other events in Washington D.C. 

Kahria is the daughter of Kimothy and Tawnya Hadley of Americus. The family attends Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, where Kahria sings in the choir and is a member of the church’s dance team. 

Kahria’s future plans include pursuing a degree in marketing and advertising from Mercer University with a minor in American government and politics.

The Youth Tour was inspired by former president Lyndon Johnson who, in 1965, encouraged electric cooperatives “to send youngsters to the nation’s capital where they can actually see what the flag stands for and represents.”  Click here for more about Kahria's trip.

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