REDMOND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Central Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for its 2020 Washington, D.C. Youth Tour program. Central Electric will select two high school juniors to go to the nation’s capital for one week in June.
Participants receive an all-expense-paid trip to the nation’s capital where they are immersed in the nation’s history visiting sites like Arlington National Cemetery, the Vietnam Veteran’s Wall, the Washington Monument, Mount Vernon, and the Smithsonian.
In addition to meeting with other participants their age from across the nation, students also will get to discuss current issues with congressmen and congresswomen.
High school juniors interested in applying can find the application here. Applications will be accepted through Friday, Dec. 13, at 5 p.m. and can be mailed or dropped off at any Central Electric office.
To be eligible, students’ families must be CEC members. Applicants must include information about his/her interests, and a 500 to 1,000-word essay on the following topic: Describe your view of the major challenges facing our nation and what solutions you envision. Applicants also will be interviewed by a selection team of CEC employees.
The tour is an all-expense-paid trip for the students selected, and the co-op will pay for transportation, lodging, meal expenses, and one checked bag.
The selected students will be expected to speak about their trip to share their experience with CEC’s membership at the co-op’s annual meeting in April 2021. If you have any further questions, call (541) 548-2144.