Forney ISD High School Student, Kash Lundgren Selection for Washington D.C. Tour
Forney High School student Kash Lundgren was recently selected by Trinity Valley Electric Cooperative to attend the Government-in-Action Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. this summer. The trip includes nine days of educational opportunities, meetings with legislators, museum and government tours and events with more than 1,500 other students from around the country.
Winners from electric cooperatives throughout Texas start their journey in Austin, where they see the State Capitol and other historic sites before departing to Washington D.C. Once they arrive, they spend days packed with activities meant to broaden their horizons and give them a look at how the country operates.
The tour is scheduled for June 12-21, 2022. Winners of this year’s contest will travel to Austin to begin the journey to Washington, D.C. Students will tour the Texas State Cemetery, the Texas State Capitol and the Bob Bullock Museum. A little Texas history will be a taste of what awaits the students as they depart for Washington D.C. to join the other 1,500 students from across the United States.
Current freshmen, sophomores and juniors from the TVEC service area are eligible to enter the Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. contest and win an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. Highlights include a visit to your congressional offices, tours of historic monuments, memorials and the Smithsonian Institute. The tour group will travel to Arlington National Cemetery, Washington National Cathedral, the Supreme Court, and to the Library of Congress, as well as other special attractions.
“This trip has become known as ‘the trip of a lifetime,’ and for many of these students it really is,” said TVEC Director of Corporate Relations Bobbi Byford, who has acted as chaperone for the trip seven times. “For these kids, it really becomes a first step into experiencing the world as adults. I’ve seen them come back from the trip really engaged with life in a new way, which is fantastic.”