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