Electric Cooperative Youth Tour - June 15-21, 2019
High School Sophomores and Juniors... Write a winning essay and win a trip of a lifetime -- an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.!
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association's Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. is set for June 15-21, 2019. Compose the winning essay and represent Slope Electric Cooperative as part of the North Dakota delegation.
Essay contest guidelines for the Rural Electric Youth Tour:
You must be a sophomore or junior in high school.
You and your parents or guardian must be served by Slope Electric Cooperative, Inc.
The essay is not to exceed two standard 8.5” x 11” typewritten, double-spaced pages, on this topic: “Electric cooperatives are member-owned and controlled. As a future member-owner of your cooperative, describe ways that smart technologies and social media might be used to communicate with young adults. How might they be used to increase awareness and interest in the many career opportunities with electric cooperatives?”
Submit an essay in hard copy or electronic format to Slope Electric. Electronic submissions should conform to the two-page, double-spaced guideline described above. Include a cover page with your name, date of birth, school and grade in 2018, parent or guardian's name, address and telephone number.
Essays must arrive at Slope Electric no later than Thursday, January 31, 2019. E-mailed entries should be directed to LaWanna Wilhelm at firstname.lastname@example.org. Hard-copy entries should be mailed to: Youth Tour Essay Contest, Slope Electric Cooperative, P.O. Box 338, New England, ND 58647-0338.
Essays will be evaluated and the winner selected by impartial, qualified judges.
If you have any questions, please contact LaWanna Wilhelm at Slope Electric at the address above, or call (701) 579-4191 or (800) 559-4191 during regular business hours.
What is the Government-in-Action Youth Tour?
Every June, as many as 1,500 high school students from across the country spend a week in the nation's capital as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. The students are sponsored by electric cooperatives – cooperatives that are committed to educating America's rural youth about America and the role electric cooperatives play in developing strong rural communities.
Participating in the Youth Tour is an awesome way to learn about this great nation, develop leadership skills, gain a better understanding of electric cooperatives, and make friendships that will last beyond the week!
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