A Trip of a Lifetime
One lucky WCEC teen will win an all-expenses-paid trip to our nation's capital to experience a guided tour of Washington, D.C., June 8-17, 2016. High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors are encouraged to apply for the 52nd Annual Government-in-Action Youth Tour.
The trip will begin in Austin and include tours of the Governor's Mansion, Texas State Capitol, and the Bob Bullock Museum. WCEC's delegate will then travel with students from across Texas to Washington, D.C. This group will ultimately join approximately 1,200 Youth Tour participants from across the country. This tremendous learning opportunity will include tours of the Smithsonian museums, Washington National Cathedral, George Washington's home at Mount Vernon and other historical sites and memorials.
To enter candidates must submit a 450 to 500 (about 1 typed page) word essay, which will be judged by an independent panel. This year's topic is devoted to "My co-op, my local human connection." Essayists should write about "the value my local non-profit electric cooperative brings to the region and the importance of the local connection." The essays will be judged on composition, neatness, originality, and knowledge of the subject.