In 2014, CoServ Electric will award two North Texas high school students an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, DC, to watch our government in action. The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association coordinates the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, and more than 1,500 teens participate every summer.
To be eligible, students must be high school juniors or seniors; their permanent residence must have an active CoServ Electric account; and their parents or guardians must be served by CoServ Electric. Read a story about the 2013 winners, find more details about the DC experience below and download the application form for the 2014 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour and submit it by January 31, 2014. Good luck, everyone!
The experience includes:
- A visit to the office of the students' congressional representative on Capitol Hill
- Discussions with legislators about current events
- Tours of:
- The Smithsonian Institution
- Washington National Cathedral
- Mount Vernon, home of George Washington
- Arlington National Cemetery
- A wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns
Students also will learn:
- What makes cooperatives unique
- How cooperatives from all industries impact our daily lives
- What America stands for
CLICK HERE to download the application form for the 2014 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. All applications must be postmarked no later than January 31, 2014, or delivered to CoServ Electric by 5 p.m. on January 31, 2014. You can also visit the Youth Tour Web site for more details about the experience. If you have any questions or would like more information about the 2014 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, please contact Jennifer Ebert.
In addition to the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, CoServ Electric also grants five W. Tip Hall, Jr. Scholarships each year to graduating seniors in our service area. More details about CoServ's Academic Initiatives here.