SMEC has sent two students from its service area on an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. every year since 1969. Winners are selected during the annual Youth Tour Day competition, which is held at the co-op office each spring. School sponsors select two juniors from each high school in the co-op service area to compete.
Brooke was selected as one of the four to visit Montgomery.
Four winners were selected to attend the Montgomery Youth Tour and two of those four win a trip to Washington, D.C. as part of that tour. Both trips are expense free for the winning students.