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July 6, 2014

Local winner returns from electric co-op sponsored youth tour

Area teen sponsored by East Central Electric

Clayton Fulton of Oktaha has recently returned home from an eventful, fun-filled week in Washington, D.C., according to a media release.

Clayton, son of Dale and Cindy Fulton, won the 2014 Rural Electric Cooperative “Youth Tour” contest, sponsored by East Central Electric Cooperative in Okmulgee.

The 51st Annual Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour began June 13 with a “Get Acquainted Banquet” in Oklahoma City.

The 72 young winners, representing 25 of the state’s rural electric systems, departed for the nation’s Capitol the next morning.

“In my opinion, the most exciting part of the trip was getting to speak with the congressmen from my state at the Capitol of my nation,” Clayton said. “Other highlights of the trip were meeting fellow students from across our state that are passionate about our future and being reminded of true heroism at the Marine Corps Museum.”

In addition to seeing all the historical monuments and taking photos of the White House, the Oklahoma winners toured the U.S. Capitol, the U.S. Holocaust Museum, the Pentagon, Mount Vernon, Ford’s Theatre and enjoyed a riverboat cruise on the Potomac River.

The group also hosted a Congressional Summit for the Oklahoma delegation, aides and guests, assisted by Republican Congressmen Frank Lucas and Tom Cole and Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe and their staffs.

The tour is coordinated each year by the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives.

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