2022 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour
High School Sophomores and Juniors... Write a winning essay and win a trip of a lifetime -- an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.!
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association's Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. is set for June 20-26, 2022. Compose the winning essay and represent Slope Electric Cooperative as part of the North Dakota delegation.
What is the Government-in-Action Youth Tour?
Every June, as many as 1,800 high school students from across the country spend a week in the nation's capital as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. The students are sponsored by electric cooperatives – cooperatives that are committed to educating America's rural youth about America and the role electric cooperatives play in developing strong rural communities.
Participating in the Youth Tour is an awesome way to learn about this great nation, develop leadership skills, gain a better understanding of electric cooperatives, and make friendships that will last beyond the week.
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Essay contest guidelines for the Rural Electric Youth Tour:
You must be a sophomore or junior in high school.
You and your parents or guardian must be served by Slope Electric Cooperative, Inc.
The essay is not to exceed two standard 8.5” x 11” typewritten, double-spaced pages, on this topic:
“If you were asked to help promote your cooperative's annual membership meeting, what ideas do you have for increasing attendance among young member-owners and students?” Please provide specific examples for unique communications strategies, scheduling and special activities for member-owners and their families.
Submit an essay in hard copy or electronic format to Slope Electric. Electronic submissions should conform to the two-page, double-spaced guideline described above. Include a cover page with your name, date of birth, school and grade in 2019, parent or guardian's name, address and telephone number.
Essays must arrive at Slope Electric no later than Friday, December 10, 2020 at 4:30 pm. E-mailed entries should be directed to Brooke Waltner at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may submit a hard copy which should be mailed to: Youth Tour Essay Contest, Slope Electric Cooperative, P.O. Box 338, New England, ND 58647-0338. Please note hard-copy entries must arrive at the Slope Electric office by mail no later than December 10th regardless of postage date.
Essays will be evaluated and the winner selected by impartial, qualified judges.
If you have any questions, please contact Brooke Waltner at Slope Electric at the address above, or call (701) 579-4191 or (800) 559-4191 during regular business hours.
Slope's Youth Tour
Slope Electric Cooperative's 2020 Youth Tour