The annual essay contest to determine A&N Electric Cooperative’s Washington Youth Tour participants begins this month. The contest is open to all high school and home school juniors living in the cooperative’s service area. A student from each area high school will be selected to attend the Youth Tour during a five-day trip to Washington, D.C.
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 our country and the role electric cooperatives play in developing strong rural communities.
Essay entries are to be a minimum of 150 words in length and based on either of the following topics:
“How is Electricity Important to the Eastern Shore of Virginia” or “Why I Like the Eastern Shore of Virginia”
Essay guidelines were sent to guidance offices at each high school on Tuesday, Jan. 9. Home schoolers can request the guidelines from the cooperative’s Tasley office. The deadline for essay entrants is February 16, 2018.
For more information about the Youth Tour Program, visit www.youthtour.coop. To learn more about how you can participate in ANEC’s Washington Youth Tour program speak with your high school’s guidance office or contact ANEC Youth Tour Coordinator Patsy Goard at 757-787-9750 ext. 322. Visit our website to learn about last year’s Youth Tour experience at www.anec.com/content/youth-tour.
Headquartered in Tasley, A&N Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit member-owned energy provider that serves over 35,000 homes, farms and businesses in Accomack and Northampton counties as well as Smith Island in Somerset County, Md. A&N Electric Cooperative is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative.