Two local students will head to Washington D.C., next June on an all-expenses-paid trip, courtesy of San Patricio Electric Cooperative. Your cooperative has once again partnered with the Government in Action Youth Tour to provide this life-changing adventure for local students.
The chaperoned trip, which takes place June 17-26, includes tours of D.C.’s most popular museums, monuments and memorials. Students will visit 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.
The Government-in-Action Youth Tour is a youth leadership program sponsored by SPEC and organized by Texas Electric Cooperatives and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. For more than 50 years, electric cooperatives across the state and nation have been sending young adults to the nation’s capital for an action-packed tour.
SPEC’s 2020 Youth Tour participants will be selected through an essay contest. To enter, high school juniors and seniors must submit a 300 to 500 word essay answering the prompt “Imagine you were elected President; what three things would you plan to accomplish during your term in office?”
The two students that write the most outstanding essays will win the all-expenses-paid trip to the nation’s capital. These deserving students will have the opportunity to connect and explore with more than 1,500 teens from across the county.
What are the requirements?
- You must be a high school junior or senior in SPEC’s service area
- Your parent(s) or legal guardian(s) 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 February 3.
How do I apply?
Apply online or download the Youth Tour application at www.sanpatricioelectric.org/youth-tour.
Write a 300-500 word original essay on the topic: “Imagine you were elected President; what three things would you plan to accomplish during your term in office?”
Submit your application and essay no later than 5 p.m. on February 3. Applications may be completed online, or may be hand-delivered to our office, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed to P.O. Drawer 400, Sinton, Texas 78387.