2016 Youth Tour Winners

2016 Youth Tour Winners

Shea Dahlstrom for webArea Youth Selected for Washington D.C. Trip

            Shea Dahlstrom of Packwood and Cody Lee of Burlington, have been selected to attend the 2016 Youth Tour on June 10-16. The event is an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. sponsored by Access Energy Cooperative.

            Shea and Cody will join approximately 40 other Iowa students and nearly 1,000 students from across the country who have been selected by their electric cooperatives to attend the annual Youth Tour.

            A junior at Pekin Community High School, Shea is the daughter of Shawn and Jill Dahlstrom. She has been the class president and is active in basketball, cross country, track, drama and band. Shea is a member of the National Honor Society, 4H and her church.     

Cody is a sophomore at Burlington Community High School and is the son of Randy Lee. He has been involved in football, speech/debate team, Club M and theater. Cody is also a member of the Silver Cord volunteer program, Burlington Sportsman Club, The National Speech and Debate Association. and volunteers for Toys for Tots.

            While on tour, Shea and Cody will learn about American history and government. They will visit historical sights including monuments, museums, the U.S. Capitol, federal agencies and other points of interest. They will also have an opportunity to meet with their legislators in the House and Senate.

            Access Energy Cooperative has been a part of the Youth Tour program for more than 50 years and currently selects two students each year to participate in the five-day trip. The students are selected through an application and interview process.

            With its main office located in Mt. Pleasant, Access Energy Cooperative provides electric service to over 9,000 homes and businesses in 10 southeast Iowa counties.