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Feb 1, 2022

HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS, It’s time to apply for Youth Tour!

HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS, It’s time to apply for Youth Tour!

A trip of a lifetime – an all-expense-paid tour of the nation’s capital – awaits high school juniors from Arkansas this summer.

If you apply for the 2020 Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., you might be chosen for the trip, which is sponsored by the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas. The trip includes a guided tour of the U.S. Capitol, as well as tours of major sites, such as Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home; the museums of the Smithsonian Institution; and the Jefferson, Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., Vietnam, Korean and World War II memorials.

This spring, Petit Jean Electric Cooperative will select up to three high school juniors to attend the 2022 tour, which is set for June 17-23. The winners will be selected through an essay contest on the topic: “What role does renewable energy play in electric grid reliance?” Applicants must be high school juniors, and their parents/guardians must be members of Petit Jean Electric Cooperative.

Why do we do this? The answer is simple. Petit Jean Electric Cooperative is committed to our members and to the communities we serves. Through the Youth Tour, we are helping Arkansas’ youth learn more about the workings of their nation’s government and the electric cooperatives, as well as develop leadership skills.

For more information, contact: Terry Drew at tdrew@pjecc.com or Tonia Robbins at trobbins@pjecc.com; 501-745-2493.

The deadline for entries is April 1.

To learn more about the Youth Tour, visit: aecc.com/community/youth-tour/ or youthtour.coop.

Don’t miss out on this incredible, life-changing opportunity. It’s a trip of a lifetime!

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