Youth Tour Application

Each year the cooperative sponsors local students to attend the annual National Electric Co-op Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. The students toured Capitol Hill and also visited historical and cultural sites around the nation’s capital, including the African American History Museum, Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon. Other activities included an evening cruise on the Potomac River and a theatrical performance at the Kennedy Center.

The Washington Youth Tour Essay Contest is open to all high school and home school juniors living within the cooperative’s service territory.

The student who submits the top essay from each local high school will be eligible to attend the Washington Youth Tour in June 2021. Students can select between one of two essay topics: “Electricity’s Importance to the Eastern Shore” or “What Would Life Be Like Without Access to Electricity.”  Essay entries must be typed and be a minimum of 150 words in length.

Due to COVID-19, students can apply by by filling out the information below and by copying and pasting your essay submission in field provided.

Youth Tour Qualifications

  • Current High School Junior
  • Complete and Submit the Youth Tour Application Form before Dec. 3
  • Completed essay submitted prior to the Dec. 3 deadline
  • Live within the cooperative’s service territory


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