Choptank Electric Cooperative is now accepting applications for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) 2019 Youth Tour program which will take place June 16-20, 2019 in Washington, D.C. They are looking for five current high school juniors who are interested in continuing their education through higher education like college or through a trade school.
Youth Tour representatives are selected by Choptank Electric based on an application, 90 second first-round self-produced video, short essay, and, if applicable, a second-round interview. To qualify for this opportunity, students must be juniors whose parents or guardians are Choptank Electric members. Applications are due Thursday, January 31, 2019 by end of business at 4:30pm.
This amazing experience includes the opportunity to meet congressman and senators, visit the U.S. Capitol Visitor's Center, tour the Capitol building, visit local memorials and museums, and other historic sites. In previous Youth Tour trips, students have attended Nationals baseball games, the Kennedy Center, and the Pentagon. Along with the sites, candidates will meet over 1,500 other co-op member students from all across the country. All expenses and transportation are paid for by Choptank Electric.