Youth Tour to Washington D.C.
Students - You could spend a life-changing week in the nation's capital!
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. The trip features visits to the Flight 93 Memorial, the Gettysburg Battlefield, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian museums, the National Mall memorials and much more. The Indiana Youth Tour delegation will meet in Indianapolis Thursday, June 18, 2020 and will return to the headquarters of Indiana Electric Cooperatives Thursday, June 25, 2020.
After Dec. 1, a link will be posted here to give you access to the online application through the Indiana Electric Cooperatives website.
Each applicant must submit an essay. Download the essay guidelines,(PDF) follow the instructions to write your essay, and submit it to Stacy Slaten, either by email to Sslaten@myremc.coop or by mail at Orange County REMC, ATTN: Stacy Slaten, P.O. Box 208, Orleans, IN 47452 .
Applications and Essays are due by Feb. 15, 2020.
Students must be high school juniors enrolled at a school in the Orange County REMC service territory at the time of application. (Paoli, Springs Valley, Orleans, Mitchell, Crawford and West Washington.) Students will complete an essay and application and take part in an interview process before selection decisions are made. Close relatives of current and former REMC directors or employees are not eligible.