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Youth Tour

Shannon Smith from the Dunseith High School won the trip last year and represented NCEC at the National Youth Tour

What is the Government-in-Action Youth Tour?

The deadline for the Youth Tour essay contest in Jan. 29th. The winner gets a FREE trip to Washington, D.C. in June. High school sophomores and juniors can apply. 

Every June, as many as 1,500 high school students from across the country spend a week in the nation's capital as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. The students are sponsored by electric cooperatives – cooperatives that are committed to educating America's rural youth about America and the role electric cooperatives play in developing strong rural communities.

Participating in the Youth Tour is an awesome way to learn about this great nation, develop leadership skills, gain a better understanding of electric cooperatives, and make friendships that will last beyond the week!

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