2022 Winners: Avery Schubarth and Shea Ostberg
What is the Rural Electric Cooperatives' Youth Tour to Washington DC?
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 their local 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!
2022 Youth Tour Contest Rules:
The student must be a junior or senior in high school in the fall of 2021. (Currently a sophomore or junior).
Student cannot be a prior winner of the youth tour.
The student and/or parent or guardian must be served by Sun River Electric Cooperative, Inc.
The student must write an essay on the following topic: "What does the second cooperative principle, Democratic Member Control, mean to you and your community?"
The essay must include a cover page with the student’s name, address, and telephone number.
Submit the essay to Sun River Electric Cooperative by December 1, 2021.
Dates for the youth tour are June 18-24, 2022, with a mandatory orientation in Great Falls on June 17, 2022.
There may be COVID-19 guidelines. We will post updates as they become available.
If you have any questions, call Leanne at SREC, 406-467-2526.