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Youth Tour

Washington D.C. Youth Tour

If you are a high school junior, you could be a winner of the week long Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C.  It's free, it's exciting and it's fun!!  You'll join some 1250 high school juniors from across the United States to learn more about government, rural electrification, leadership and electric cooperatives.

The Trip begins with a "Get Acquainted Banquet" in Oklahoma City, where everyone meets, makes new acquaintances and has an evening of fun.  After arriving in Washington, D.C., the tour of our nation's capitol includes days filled with sightseeing a riverboat trip on the Potomac and breakfast with Oklahoma's Congressional delegation.  Students also attend a series of educational seminars to learn more about government, the cooperative form of business, and the business of rural electrification.

Each electric cooperative sponsors contests to select students who will represent their service area as well as the state of Oklahoma during the Youth Tour trip.  The contest will require you to prepare a talk, take a test or write an essay on some phase of rural electrification.  Contact Harmon Electric Association to learn more about deadlines, specific requirements, rules and information.  HEA will also provide any necessary materials for you.  Impartial judges will grade you on your subject knowledge, originality, neatness, and grammar.

The 2016 winners of the Youth Tour are Rachel Reeves of Mangum and Kynadi Shelby of Hollis. 

                   

To learn more about Energy Camp or the Washington D.C. Youth Tour, email or contact
Beth Penington at 580-688-3342 or 800-643-7769, csrbethp@harmonelectric.com

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