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2023 YOUTH TOUR

 

2023 Youth Tour

Southeastern Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Rural Electric Youth Tour - Washington, D.C.  June 17 - 23, 2023

 

WHAT IS THE YOUTH TOUR?

The National Rural Electric Youth Tour is an annual week-long event during which about 1,800 high school students from all over the country convene in Washington, D.C. to learn more about Government, Cooperatives, and Rural Electrification.

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 2023.

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, applications and information is available on our website, www.southeasternelectric.com ,your guidance counseler or can be mailed or emailed to you. Once you have completed the test and “Personal Data Sheet” please email to brett@southeastern.coop or they can be mailed to PO Box 250, Salem, SD 57058. Also, please attach or send a current high school photo of yourself.  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. Deadline is March 17, 2023

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 you have learned about cooperatives. The essays will need to be returned by July 7, 2023.

 

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.

 

Click here to learn more and apply for this year's Youth Tour.