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Youth Tour

What is the Government-in-Action Youth Tour?

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!

To enter, students must:

* be a sophomore or junior in high school

* be the dependent of a Northern Plains Electric Cooperative member

* Write a two-page double spaced essay answering:

There are approximately 20 million military veterans in the United States today. How shall fellow U.S. citizens honor and look after these veterans, who have served and sacrificed on our behalf?  Describe any special connection you may have to a veteran or active-duty member of the military.

The deadline for submitting applications is January 31, 2018.  Email entries should be directed to and hard-copy entries mailed to: Youth Essay Contest, Northern Plains Electric Cooperative, P.O. Box 180, Carrington, ND 58421-0180. 

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