EnergyUnited, in partnership with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, is seeking two high school juniors to take part in the Rural Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., set for June 14-21, 2013.
Applications are due by Feb. 11 and any high school junior who resides within EnergyUnited’s service area is eligible to apply.
“The Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., is unique to rural electric cooperatives across the country,” said H. Wayne Wilkins, EnergyUnited CEO. “Annually, we select and sponsor two high school juniors for this all-expenses paid trip to our nation’s capital. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience and we encourage local high school students to apply.”
Over 1,500 students from all across America take part in the Youth Tour experience each year. Students will travel to Washington, D.C., and meet with United States Representatives and Senators. This unique trip also gives young men and women the opportunity to watch history come alive as they explore D.C. museums, memorials and monuments.
To be considered, students must complete the Youth Tour application and submit it to EnergyUnited, along with a letter of 250-500 words or less written to an elected official on a separate piece of paper. The letter may be addressed to a local, state or national representative and should be on a topic important to the student. Applications are available on the EnergyUnited web site: www.energyunited.com/youth_tour.asp.