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Feb 1, 2023

Apply now for Youth Tour

Spend one life-changing week in our nation’s capital!

Petit Jean Electric Cooperative will select outstanding high school juniors to attend the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Youth Tour, an all-expenses-paid educational trip to Washington, D.C., from June 16-22. Applications are now open to all juniors enrolled at a local high school or homeschool. Students selected to participate will have an opportunity to earn a $5,000 scholarship.

The application process includes writing an essay of 800 to 1,200 words (approximately four or five pages of double-spaced text) and, if a finalist, an interview. This year’s essay topic is: “Discuss the Uniqueness of Electric Cooperative Utilities.” Among other pertinent considerations, the essay should include discussion of the ways electric cooperative utilities are different from investor-owned electric utilities.

Join Youth Tour delegates from across the country as you spend a life-changing week in Washington, D.C. Here are some experiences you can expect during the trip:

  • Fly to the U.S. capital city, Washington, D.C.
  • Tour the U.S. Capitol, and meet your U.S. Representatives and Senators
  • Tour some of the finest museums in the world, like the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Visit historic sites and memorials, like Mount Vernon, Arlington National Cemetery and the Lincoln Memorial
  • Develop lifelong friendships with delegates across the state and country.

All courtesy of Petit Jean Electric!

For more information, contact Tom Nowlin or Tonia Robbins at 501-745-2493.

The deadline for entries is April 6.

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