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Youth Tour Application

Dec 27, 2016

2018 Youth Tour

Southeastern Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Rural Electric Youth Tour - Washington, D.C.    June 7 - 14, 2018

WHAT IS THE YOUTH TOUR?

The National Rural Electric Youth Tour is an annual week-long event during which about 1,600 high school students from all over the country convene in Washington, D.C. to learn more about Government, Cooperatives, and Rural Electrification.  Click Here for application

During the tour, delegations of students will follow State planned itineraries, which include a day on Capitol Hill, observing the House and Senate in session, and visits to members of Congress in their offices.

Southeastern Electric Cooperative, Inc. will be sponsoring three youth for the all expense paid trip for the Washington Youth Tour in 2018.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Students must be a high school sophomore or junior this school year and whose parents or guardians are members of the Cooperative are eligible to enter the contest.

HOW DO I QUALIFY?

All applicants must fill out a "Personal Data Sheet" and take an "Open Book Test" on the history and organization of Rural Electrification. The test booklets are available from Southeastern Electric offices in Alcester, Marion, Salem, Viborg, and Parkston or can be mailed, emailed or online at www.southeasternelectric.com after you have completed and sent back the “Personal Data Sheet”. Tests are to be completed and returned by March 16, 2018. You may email your completed test and “Personal Data Sheet” to brett@southeastern.coop.  Entrants will then be placed in a drawing. Four names will be picked; the first three names will be the winners of this year’s trip, the fourth name will be an alternate.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM CHOSEN

All three finalists will have to submit a 300-word essay (after the trip.) The essay will be about their experiences during the trip and “What impact Cooperatives have in your community”. The essays will need to be returned by July 6, 2018.

If you have any questions concerning the Youth Tour, give Brett Snyders a call at Southeastern Electric (1-800-333-2859) or email Brett at brett@southeastern.coop

Youth Tour Application