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Local students return from D.C. trip

Mitchell Conzemius (far right) of Hastings High School was among the students who earned trips to Washington, D.C., through Dakota Electric.Pictured with him are (L-R): Jacob Widen, Michelle Quan, Emily Hull and Sarah Most. Submitted photo

Five area high school students recently returned from a trip to a Washington, D.C., sponsored by Dakota Electric Association

They joined more than 1,800 students from across the nation — 40 from Minnesota — for the 53rd annual National Rural Electric Cooperative Association youth tour June 9-14. Dakota Electric awarded the students the trip after they completed the application and interview process in March.

The five local winners were Mitchell Conzemius, Hastings High School; Emily Hull, Eagan High School; Sarah Most, Eastview High School; Michelle Quan, Rosemount High School; and Jacob Widen, Burnsville High School.

The events of the 2018 tour consisted of learning about governmental processes, issues of the day, electric cooperatives, American history, meeting with elected legislators and hearing inspirational speakers.