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Youth Tour



Win A Trip of a Lifetime, through NRECA Youth Tour!

  • Washington, D.C.
  • June 18 - 24, 2020
  • The deadline for Youth Tour applications is January 30, 2020.


  • You must be a sophomore or junior in high school.
  • You and your parents or guardian must be served by Midstate Electric Cooperative.
  • Write a short essay or make a video (see application for more information)





What are electric co-ops and why do they sponsor the Youth Tour?

Rural Electric Cooperatives were created in the 1930s when President Franklin D. Roosevelt founded the Rural Electrification Administration.  Thanks to the Rural Electrification Act, those brave farmers and ranchers took it upon themselves to create their member-owned utiltiies called cooperatives.  This can-do spirit combined with the mission of giving back to the community is why electric cooperatives sponsor high school students in a weeklong, expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C.  


2019 Midstate Electric Youth Tour Winner

Melia Cuevas, Bend High School
2019 Youth Tour Winner, Melia Cuevas, Bend High School


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