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2023 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C.
Several current high school or homeschool juniors in Southside Electric Cooperative’s 18-county service territory will be chosen for the June 19-23, 2023, all-expenses-paid Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. Students’ parents or guardians do not have to receive electricity from SEC to apply.
SEC students and chaperones will join about 70 others representing electric cooperatives in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware for the exciting week jam packed with fun activities. Already on tap are visits to the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, African American Museum and Arlington National Cemetery, Washington Nationals game, evening at the theater, dinner cruise on the Potomac River and tour of an electric cooperative in Maryland. Participants will spend one day on Capitol Hill, meeting their legislators, learning more about how the federal government system works and touring the historic building.
With all past Youth Tour delegates, one of the most popular things has been meeting students from across the nation. Many electric cooperatives in America will have students in the nation’s capital for Youth Tour.
Youth Tour is open to any high school or homeschool junior who lives and attends school in SEC’s service area.
To apply, students must complete the accompanying application and submit a written essay of no more than 500 words explaining an issue the applicant is interested in that could be discussed with a legislator. Students should describe the issue, why they are interested in it and suggest a question they would ask a legislator about the topic.
Applications and essays must be received at SEC’s headquarters in Crewe or at one of the district offices in Altavista, Crewe, Dinwiddie or Powhatan by Jan. 31, 2023. Applicants will be interviewed in February, and SEC’s delegation will be chosen by March 1.