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Students: Deadline Approaches for DC Trip

The deadline to apply for Youth Tour is quickly approaching. Students have until February 1 to submit their application and essay for a chance to win this all-expenses-paid trip to the nation’s capital.

Youth Tour is an action-packed trip to Washington, D.C. that includes visits to all the popular monuments, museums and attractions. Each year, more than 150 students and chaperones from cooperatives across Texas attend this once in a lifetime opportunity.

While in D.C., students will experience a whirlwind tour of the nation’s capital, visiting the Washington National Cathedral, Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Smithsonian Institution and more. Activities include learning about rural electrification, seeing a performance at the Kennedy Center, going on a boat cruise with dinner and dancing, and meeting elected officials.

San Patricio Electric Cooperative is sponsoring two students on the chaperoned trip, scheduled for June 12-21. Winners will be selected through an essay contest on the topic: ““If you were selected to attend Youth Tour, what three things would you be most excited to see in Washington D.C., and why?”

What are the requirements?

  • You must be a high school junior or senior in SPEC’s service area
  • Your parent or legal guardian must be a member of the cooperative
  • You must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • You must be in good standing with your school
  • Submit your essay and application by 5 p.m. on February 1.

How do I apply?

Download the Youth Tour application at sanpatricioelectric.org/youth-tour.

Write a 300-500 word original essay on the topic: ““If you were selected to attend Youth Tour, what three things would you be most excited to see in Washington D.C., and why?”

Turn your application and essay into our office no later than 5 p.m. on February 1. Documents may be hand-delivered to our office, emailed to pr@sanpatricioelectric.org, or mailed to P.O. Drawer 400, Sinton, Texas 78387.

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