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Calling All Rising Seniors...Washington Youth Tour 2016!

Article was added on Friday, January 08, 2016

Each year, Santee Electric Cooperative, Inc. selects two high school students to represent the co-op as delegates for the Washington Youth Tour.

In the summer before their senior year, these two lucky students join hundreds of others from across the country - all-expenses paid - to network and learn about our nation's capital. The tour is a fast-paced leadership opportunity to see what makes America tick. It will take place between June 11 and 16, 2016.

Rising seniors compete in written application, interview, and co-op knowledge.

Click here for a 2016 Washington Youth Tour application

The Washington Youth Tour, sponsored nationally by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and statewide by Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina (ECSC), is a jam-packed backstage pass to Washington, D.C.

It offers rising high school seniors - students currently juniors - an unforgettable leadership experience in our nation's capital. It's free!

Since 1965, the Washington Youth Tour has given more than 40,000 students nationwide the opportunity to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime experience. The program was initially implemented at the request of President Lyndon Johnson to "send youngsters to the nation's capital where they can actually see what the flag stands for and represents."

Find out more information on the Youth Tour

Deadline to apply for the 2016 tour, is February 29, 2016.

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