June 28, 2019


Bloomington, Ind. – Hoosier Energy sponsored Haley Nethery, daughter of Hoosier Energy employee Holly Nethery, on the Indiana Youth Tour June 13-20. Youth Tour provides young Hoosiers the opportunity to visit the nation’s capital, learn about government, experience American history and gain a better understanding about their electric cooperative and government.


This year’s Youth Tour included 105 Indiana students representing Indiana electric cooperatives. More than 1,800 students from across the country traveled to Washington for the weeklong experience.


“You learn a lot of fun and interesting things and meet friends. Also, you meet people who can help you in the future with jobs or whatever career path you go into,“ said Nethery.


Students who participated in the trip visited the Flight 93 Memorial, the Gettysburg Battlefield, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian museums, the National Mall memorials, and the National Museum of the Marine Corps; and took a night cruise on the Potomac River.


The Indiana Youth Tour students also participated in a youth rally hosted by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and spent a day on Capitol Hill, where they had an opportunity to meet with Indiana’s congressional delegation to ask questions and share their thoughts on a variety of timely issues.



Hoosier Energy is a generation and transmission cooperative (G&T) with headquarters in Bloomington, Indiana. The G&T provides electric power and services to 18 electric distribution cooperatives in southern and central Indiana and southeastern Illinois. Hoosier Energy operates the coal-fired Merom Generating Station, three natural gas power plants, several renewable energy facilities and a 1,700-mile transmission network. For more information, visit