The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour has brought high school students to Washington, D.C. every June since the late 1950s. Students apply and are selected for this program by their local electric cooperative. We believe that students should see their nation’s capital up close, learn about the political process and interact with their elected officials.
The featured speakers during Youth Day provide insight to the important roles electric cooperatives play in their community. Students gain a personal understanding of American history and their role as a citizen by meeting their Representative and Senators.
Nearly 50,000 students from rural areas and small towns across America have participated in this program. Some of our Youth Tour alumni have gone on to design airplanes, to lead companies and to serve in the highest ranks of our government, including the U.S. Senate. Don't be surprised if you run into a former Youth Tour participant who is a congressional aide on Capitol Hill. While several of our alumni work in Washington, you will find even more alumni in your own community.
Application details: Write an essay or create a poster for the chance to win a trip of a lifetime!
-To enter the essay/poster contest, you must be a junior or senior in high school in the fall of 2013.
-You and your parents or guardian must be served by Cass County Electric Cooperative.
-Essay is not to exceed two standard 8 1/2 by 11 inch typewritten, double-spaced pages on this topic:
In choosing a career in the energy industry, what type of job would you be most interested in and why?
Submit your essay in hard copy or electronic format to Cass County Electric. Electronic submissions should conform to the two-page, double-spaced guideline above. Include a cover page with your name, date of birth, school and grade in 2013, parent or guardian's name, address and telephone number.
The deadline is Jan. 31, 2013. Emailed entries should be directed to email@example.com, and hard-copy entries mailed to: Youth Tour Essay Contest, Cass County Electric Cooperative, 3312 42 St S, Suite 200, Fargo, ND 58104. Please contact Carrie Carney at 701.356.4534 with any questions.