Jackson Academy Junior, Lauren Coaker was recently selected as a Clarke-Washington Electric Youth Tour Delegate. Lauren is the daughter of Melinda and Randy Coaker. The Rural Electric Youth Tour is a group of more than 1,800 high school students who visit Washington D.C., every June from all over America. Clarke-Washington EMC has been sending high school students from Southwest Alabama to Youth Tour since the early 70s. Delegates are required to write an essay and top finalist are later interviewed. The top four winners attend the Alabama Rural Electric Association’s Montgomery Youth Tour and receive a $500 scholarship.