Local High School Students Offered a Chance to Take a Trip to Washington D.C.


Area high school students are being offered a chance to take a trip to the nation’s capital via the National Electric Cooperative Youth Tour program.

Chariton Valley Electric Cooperative is looking for high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who want to learn more about electric cooperatives, American history and gain a greater understanding of their role as an American citizens to apply for a once‐in‐a‐lifetime trip to Washington D.C. in June.

The company says the program is a great resume builder for student leaders and a wonderful opportunity to kickstart one’s passion for
government affairs or advocacy.

Two students will be selected from eligible candidates to attend the 2023 Youth Tour in Washington, D.C., from June 17‐23 along with 40 other student leaders from Iowa. The Iowa Youth Tour group will join hundreds of students from across the country as they learn more about electric cooperatives and American history and come home with a greater understanding of their role as American citizens. Students will also learn about the U.S. government and meet with their members of Congress. On the trip, students take in the sights of D.C. as they visit monuments, museums, and historical landmarks.

Youth Tour applications are being accepted now through February 28th. Any full‐time high school sophomore, junior or senior from within CVEC’s service territory is eligible to apply. The application process consists of completing the application form and participating in an in‐person interview at CVEC’s office headquarters. The application form can be downloaded at www.cvrec.com/youth‐tour, or stop by our office for a printed copy, or contact your school counselor. Contact Anna See, Communications Coordinator at [email protected] or 641‐932‐7126 for more information.

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