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Youth Tour - Wasington, D.C. Trip

Attention all area high school students and whose parents or guardians are members of Lake Region Electric Association, Inc.,:  

Here is your chance of a lifetime to experience an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 18-25.
What makes electric cooperatives different from other utilities is that “giving something back to the community” is part of their business plan. Why do electric cooperatives bring high school students to Washington?Because it is important to learn about the political process to interact with your government. The student who wins this trip will walk away from this week as a better leader and a sense that they can make a difference. The Rural Electric Youth Tour has brought high school students to Washington, D.C., every June since the late 1950s. Students compete for slots for this unique opportunity and are selected for this program by their local electric cooperative.

The featured speakers during National Youth Day provide insight to the important roles electric cooperatives play in their community. Students gain a personal under-standing of American history and their role as a citizen by meeting their representa-tive and senators and explore the sights around the nation’s capitol. 

During the trip, you’ll see tons of sites, meet teens from across the country and gain perspective on community and cooperatives.

If you want to be part of the fun... 
Complete the Rural Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., application form. Write an essay, approximately 500 words on the topic: Describe the Difference Between a Non-Profit Organization and a For Profit Organization, Describe How This Applies to the Electric Industry. Submit your completed application and essay to Lake Region Electric Association, Inc., before the March 15, 2020, deadline.
How the Participant is Chosen… 
Lake Region Electric Association, Inc.,’s Selection Committee will review and evaluate all applications received. Students may be asked to participate in an interview. The Committee will select one student to represent Lake Region Electric Association at this year’s event.

Applications and essays must be submitted to Laura London at the Lake Region Electric Association office by March 15, 2020.

For more information please contact Laura London at Lake Region Electric Association.

Lake Region Electric Association, Inc.,

1212 Main St.

Webster, SD  57274

605-345-3379 or 1-800-657-5869






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