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Youth Tour Deadline Extended

San Patricio Electric Cooperative has extended the deadline for Youth Tour applications. Essays and applications for Youth Tour are now due February 2.

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 at

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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