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Apply for Youth Tour Today

The deadline to apply for Youth Tour is quickly approaching. Students have until January 5 to submit their application and essay for a chance to win this all-expenses-paid trip.

Youth Tour is an action-packed trip to Washington, D.C. that includes visits to all the popular monuments, museums and attractions. Each year, about 125 students from cooperatives across Texas attend this once in a lifetime opportunity.

While in D.C., students will experience a whirlwind tour of the nation’s capital, visiting the Washington National Cathedral, Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Smithsonian Institution and more. Activities include learning about rural electrification, seeing a performance at the Kennedy Center, going on a boat cruise with dinner and dancing, and meeting elected officials.

San Patricio Electric Cooperative is sponsoring two students on the chaperoned trip, scheduled for June 6-15.


What are the requirements?

  • You must be a high school junior or senior in SPEC’s service area
  • Your parent or legal guardian must be a member of the cooperative
  • You must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • You must be in good standing with your school
  • Submit your essay and application by 5 p.m. on January 5.


How do I apply?

Download the Youth Tour application.

Write a 300-500 word original essay on the topic: “Should co-op linemen be considered first responders?”

Turn your application and essay into our office no later than 5 p.m. on January 5. Documents may be hand-delivered to our office, emailed to, or mailed to P.O. Drawer 400, Sinton, Texas 78387.

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