Durbin tours Washington DC

Aug. 5—NEW LONDON — Abbie Durbin, of Plymouth, was one of 38 students from throughout the state who visited Washington, DC, and other area points of interest from June 18 to 24 as part of Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives, Inc.’s 2022 Youth Tour.

Durbin was sponsored by Firelands Electric Cooperative, Inc. and joined more than 1,200 other rural youths representing 28 states. As part of their tour of the nation’s capital, students met with members of their Congressional delegation, visited Arlington National Cemetery and the US Capitol, and attended a performance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

For more than 50 years, teens from rural America have been coming to Washington, DC, on this “trip of a lifetime,” courtesy of their local sponsoring electric cooperative, Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives, and NRECA. The weeklong trip includes visits to several areas of historical and national significance in and around the city.

Abbie is the daughter of Angela and Joe Durbin and is a recent graduate of Plymouth High School. She plans to attend Tiffin University in the fall to study criminal justice and forensic psychology.

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