Youth Tour Contest Open To HS Juniors

RECC will sponsor two local winners on the Youth To Washington trip set for June 13-18! Juniors at area high schools can enter the contest by attending the Illinois Rural Electric Youth Day program in Springfield on Wednesday, March 25. Up to 10 students from RECC’s area will tour the Capitol and other historic sites, and meet with their state legislators. Two of those students will be selected to attend the Youth To Washington trip with over 1,000 young people from around the country.

RECC sponsors these trips to encourage students to learn more about our government’s operation and about electric cooperatives.

Any junior attending a high school in RECC’s service area is eligible for these expense-paid programs. Application request forms have been sent to our local schools, or students can contact our office. We will mail an application kit and background information directly to the student. The application form includes a summary of the student’s school and civic activities and accomplishments, and a brief essay question pertaining to the rural electric program.

After the Youth Day activities in Springfield, the students will have individual interviews to select two winners for the trip to Washington, D.C. They will be judged on their written application, personal poise and confidence, and demonstrated understanding of the rural electric program. The two winners will travel by bus from Springfield to Washington this summer, in one of the best-recognized youth programs in the nation’s capital.

Applications must be returned to RECC by February 23. Call our office at (217) 438-6197 for an application kit!