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Youth Tour

Rural Electric Youth Tour offers high school juniors the opportunity to visit Washington, D.C.for a week and experience all the beauty and history of our nation's capital. Youth Tour participants will have the opportunity to see the U.S. Capitol, meet with congressmen from their state, tour national monuments and memorials, and visit the National Zoo as well as the Smithsonian museums. While on tour students attend an All States Dinner Dance where they will have the chance to meet students from across the country. Best of all,Youth Tour is an all-expenses paid trip!  Watch a great video here!

PEC selects the winners from students who take a written test over material about rural electrification. Local high schools are given the opportunity to participate as a host testing site each fall. School presentations currently scheduled include the following: Latta High School, Tuesday, February 8; Mill Creek High School, Wednesday, January 9; Holdenville High School, Monday, January 14; Coalgate High School, Wednesday, January 16; Ada and Stratford High Schools, Wednesday, January 23; Calvin High School, Thursday, January 24; Roff High School, Monday, January 28; Byng High School, Wednesday, January 30.

The Youth Tour test can also be administered at PECís headquarters upon special request for home school students or for juniors attending a school within PECís service territory that has not requested an onsite presentation. Registration for this yearís Youth Tour test is now open and required for participation. Please send all test requests to kaia.hicks@peopleselectric.coop or call (580) 272-1553.

Study materials are available to download: Download Youth Tour study materials here or can be mailed upon request.

At the conclusion of the testing dates, an invitation is extended to the students receiving the top 10 scores on these tests in order to compete in an interview competition. Three judges are selected from outside PEC's service territory to conduct the interviews and select the winners of PEC's Youth Tour competition. These judges select three winners from the top 10 competitors. The three winners receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. and travel with other students from across the state who win similar contests.

Questions about Youth Tour or need additional information? We encourage interested students and parents to visit www.youthtour.coop or contact PEC by phone: (580) 272-1553 or by email: kaia.hicks@peopleselectric.coop.

Meet PEC's 2017 delegates, Hannah Price and Cheyenne Falland along with their moms: Click here

Below are PEC's 2018 Youth Tour delegates (l-r): Coleman Prince of Ada High School and Makenzie Hill of Vanoss High School.