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Cooperative seeks applicants for Youth Tour

High school juniors in Southside Electric Cooperative’s (SEC) service area are able to apply for this June’s Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, D.C.

The Cooperative will select eight students for the all-expenses-paid trip to the nation’s capital June 21-25. The deadline to apply is Feb. 7.

While in D.C., Youth Tour delegates will tour Arlington National Cemetery and many of Washington’s monuments and museums, take a dinner cruise on the Potomac River, see a Nationals baseball game and visit Capitol Hill, where they will have a tour and meet members of Virginia’s congressional delegation. Participants will see a play at one of D.C.’s theaters and make friends with Youth Tour students from more than 40 other states.

Any high school junior who lives and attends school (or home-school) within SEC’s 18-county service territory can apply. Students’ parents or guardians do not have to receive electricity from SEC. Competition involves an application, essay and interview. Complete rules can be found at www.sec.coop.

Since 1964, America’s electric cooperatives have sponsored high school students to visit Washington, D.C., meet their legislators and learn more about the electric industry.

For more information about Youth Tour, contact Mark Thomas, community relations coordinator for SEC at (434) 645-3276 or mark.thomas@sec.coop.

Southside Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit, member-owned electric distribution cooperative that serves more than 56,000 homes and businesses in central and southern Virginia. Headquartered in Crewe, SEC has district offices in Altavista, Crewe, Dinwiddie and Powhatan.