Riverside Christian Academy senior Alyssa Hampton earned a $2,000 Robert McCarty Memorial Scholarship from the Tennessee Electric Cooperative Association while on the annual electric cooperative Washington Youth Tour.

Hampton, who was a first place winner in the Fayetteville Public Utilities’ essay contest, was chosen from over 10,000 scholarship entrants based on her essay “Electric Cooperatives: Connecting Communities”. The essay explained how co-ops provide communities with much more than electric power.

In addition to receiving the $2,000 scholarship, Hampton was able to participate in many activities while on the Washington Youth Tour, including visits to the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, FDR Memorial, WWII Veteran Memorial, Vietnam Veteran Memorial and Korean War Veteran Memorial, The Smithsonian Institution, George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Ford’s Theater, Arlington National Cemetery, the National Holocaust Memorial Museum and a boat cruise down the Potomac River.

“We are excited for Alyssa and proud of her hard work. The Washington Youth Tour and Robert McCarty Memorial Scholarship were a great way to kick off the start of her senior year, and we look forward to all that she and the rest of the RCA Class of 2020 will accomplish in the coming year,” said RCA Principal Cara Sain.

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