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Rural Electric Youth Tour

Our 2019 Youth Tour Contest has ended. Thank you to all of the applicants and we look forward to our 2020 program. Check back soon!




High school juniors: Compete to Win a Trip to Our Nation's Capitol!  

Tihis contest is open to any high school junior who attends a high school in the Boone Electric Cooperative service area. Home-schooled students are also eligible to apply if they reside within the Boone Electric Cooperative service area. Children of BEC Directors are not eligible to enter.  The 2019 Youth Tour will be held on June 14 - 20, 2019.

Applications must be received in Boone Electric’s office, postmarked or email time-stamped by no later than Friday, March 8, 2019 at 5 p.m. No late entries will be accepted. 



What is Youth Tour?

More than 90 Missouri high school juniors join 1,500 students from 44 other states on the trip of a lifetime to Washington, D.C., every summer. Students attend a premiere youth leadership conference sponsored by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Highlights of the conference include breakout sessions on youth leadership, discussions on community issues and solutions, and motivational speeches by today's recognized leaders. You have the chance to meet your senators and representatives, too!

The Cool Places Youth Tour Delegate's SeeMt. Vernon

National Historic Memorials: A few include the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, Arlington National Cemetery and the Vietnam War Memorial.

Houses of Government: U.S. Capitol, Congress Chambers, Supreme Court, Library of Congress and the National Archives.

Favorite Area Landmarks: Mount Vernon, Smithsonian Institute, Ford's Theatre and the National Cathedral.


History of the Rural Electric Youth Tour

2019 Youth Tour Application Packet


2019 winners from left to right: Sydni Van Hoose (Southern Boone), Abby Young (Southern Boone),

Abagail Chapdelaine (Rock Bridge) and Parker Boyce (Southern Boone).



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