Iowa’s local electric cooperatives are just getting started on their selection process for high school students in their areas to earn an all-expenses-paid trip for the June 12-18 Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, there always are more qualified candidates than openings on the trip, so some deserving students may not be chosen. However, one of those students, for the third year in a row, will have the opportunity to win a trip through Living with Energy in Iowa magazine’s Youth Tour Contest.
Of course, students first should apply for the Youth Tour through their electric co-ops. However, high school juniors may want to double their chances of winning a trip by entering the magazine’s contest at the same time. The entry rules vary from co-op to co-op, but all you have to do for the magazine’s contest is visit their website, fill out the official entry form, and write a short (250-word) essay.
More than 1,600 students from across America take part in the weeklong educational trip to the nation’s capital. Participants will travel to Washington, D.C., and meet their U.S. representatives and senators as well as watch history come alive as they explore museums, memorials, and monuments. They’ll also meet student leaders from nearly every state and hear dynamic speakers during Youth Day. Best of all, students will make friendships that last a lifetime and become part of a group that has more than 50,000 alumni in every walk of life, including U.S. senators and CEOs.