By Mark Boshnack
---- — A Milford Central School senior will soon be representing his state at a national conference, thanks to a journey that began with an application to his local electrical cooperative.
Taylor Parker Fish, who uses the first name Parker, applied last February to represent the Otsego County Rural Electrical Cooperative in Washington, D.C., at a spring legislative conference, cooperative Chief Executive Officer Steve Rinell said. He was chosen at that time from representatives of the other three state electrical cooperatives to attend the National Rural Electrification Association’s national meeting. It will be held in mid-February at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
“I was really honored,” Fish said. He was the first to be chosen from the Otsego cooperative in several years, he said, adding “it should be a lot of fun.”
He said he’s looking forward to being part of the color guard that will open up the ceremonies and being involved with convention as well as sightseeing. He said he has never been to New Orleans, and until he went on the Washington trip, he had never been there either. With his love of history, he said he really enjoyed such events as seeing Ford’s Theatre, the White House and the Capitol.
He said he was looking forward to a similar time on this trip.
“We are very excited he was chosen,” Rinell said. Fish was selected by his local cooperative because he is “a very intelligent, articulate and well-rounded individual, Rinell said, so “it was an excellent choice,” by the other state cooperatives.