Electric Youth Tour Applications Available

Cooperative’s program teaches the “Power to Make a Difference”

Do you know a high school junior who would like the opportunity to spend a week in Washington, D.C.? If so, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) is now accepting applications from high school juniors to attend a once in a lifetime trip to the nation’s capital. REC will select seven students to attend the 2012 National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Youth Tour June 17 – 21.

This experience teaches students to be aware of important issues and to become active citizens working to make a positive difference in their communities. Through their experience, students learn they truly have the “Power to Make a Difference.” Selected students interact with other students from around the country, meet their congressional representatives and tour historical and cultural sites.

Kori Price, a graduate of Eastern View High School in Culpeper County, and student at Virginia Tech said, “I enjoyed being in the Nation’s Capitol and having an experience that reinforced what I learned in school about our government. I also enjoyed meeting new people and creating lasting friendships.”

Eligible applicants must complete the required application process. Applications are available in area high school guidance departments, at any REC office or online at www.myrec.coop. Completed applications must be dropped off at one of REC’s offices or postmarked by March 19, 2012 . Additional information about the Youth Tour program can be found at www.youthtour.coop or by calling Brian Wolfe, REC’s public relations specialist, at 1-800-552-3904, ext. 5914 or brwolfe@myrec.coop