Applications Now Being Accepted for Washington, D.C. Youth Tour
Central Electric Cooperative has opened the application process for its 2016 Washington, D.C. Youth Tour program. Central Electric will select two high school juniors to go to the nation’s capital June 9-16, 2016.
The Washington, D.C., Youth Tour is a program offered by cooperatives throughout the nation to high school juniors from their co-op membership.
Participants receive an all-expense paid trip to the nation’s capital where they are immersed in the nation’s history visiting sites like Arlington National Cemetery, the Vietnam Veteran’s Wall, the Washington Monument, Mount Vernon, and the Smithsonian.
In addition to meeting with other participants their age from across the nation, students also will get to discuss current issues with congressmen and congresswomen.
Applications will be accepted through Friday, January 8, at 5 p.m. and can be mailed or dropped off at any Central Electric office.
To be eligible, students’ families must be CEC members. Applicants will need to include information about his/her interests, and a 500 to 1,000 word essay on the following topic: Describe your view of the major challenges facing our nation and what solutions you envision. Applicants also will be interviewed by a selection team of CEC staffers.
This is an all-expense paid trip for those students selected. The co-op will pay for transportation, lodging, meal expenses, and one checked bag.
The selected students will be expected to speak about their trip to share their experience with CEC’s membership at the co-op’s annual meeting in April 2017. If you have any further questions, call (541) 548-2144.