ECE offers Youth Tour opportunity to students

The Rural Electric Youth Tour combines touring, talking, learning and laughter into an exciting educational adventure, and two local high school students will experience it all as guests of East Central Energy (ECE).

ECE is accepting applications from juniors and seniors in high school who would like to be considered for the Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., June 14-19, 2014. To be eligible, their parent or guardian must be an ECE member.

The six-day, all-expense-paid tour helps students understand American government and its role in the history of rural electric cooperatives. Students visit the Capitol and meet with their elected officials, tour the national monuments and museums and get to know other teens from around the country.

The application process includes writing an essay on a topic provided by ECE and taking a short quiz. The essays will be judged and finalists chosen. The finalists will be interviewed in Braham, and the top two students will each receive the trip to Washington, D.C.

To request an application packet, call 1-800-254-7944, ext. 2022, or email [email protected] Application materials must be completed and returned to ECE by Feb. 14, 2014.

To learn more about the tour, visit and click on Community.