Youth Tour: Win a FREE Trip to D.C.
Are you a Texas high school student? Would you like to travel, experience a big city and visit historic landmarks - all without spending a dime of your own money? Perhaps you'd like to meet your congressional representative, or maybe you're looking for a new experience in the company of other Texas teens. If that sounds like you, then enter our essay contest for the chance to win the trip of a lifetime!
San Patricio Electric Cooperative is proud to once again sponsor TWO local high school students from its service area to participate in Youth Tour, June 11-19, 2023.
Youth Tour is a chaperoned, all-expenses-paid trip to the nation’s capital. Our statewide association, Texas Electric Cooperatives, coordinates the trip. Students selected for this opportunity will join more than 150 of their peers from Texas and some 1,900 other students from across the U.S. on this trip of a lifetime.
The trip starts with a day in Austin, where students tour the state Capitol, Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum and Texas State Cemetery. They then fly to Washington for an action-packed week that includes tours of historic sites, museums and congressional offices, where they meet with their U.S. representatives. Other highlights of the trip include a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and an evening cruise on the Potomac River.
How to apply?
Each year, SPEC holds an essay contest for interested students. The two students with the most outstanding essays win this FREE once-in-a-lifetime trip to the nation’s capital.
Download our Youth Tour application or apply online at the link below. AND submit a 300-500 word original essay answering the prompt: "What makes you a good candidate to represent SPEC on the 2023 Youth Tour and what do you expect to gain from your Washington, D.C. experience?"