The real power of our community lies in our youth. For more than 35 years, PEC has been proud to participate in the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Youth Tour program. Each summer, our delegates join about 1,500 high school students from cooperatives across the country on an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C.!
To become a PEC delegate, you must:
Complete your sophomore, junior or senior year of high school by June 2018.
Have a parent or legal guardian who is a PEC member or receives PEC service at their home.
Submit an essay and application online by Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 11:59 p.m.
This year’s essay topic:
Based on your experience in extracurricular activities, develop a unique, fun and educational PEC program for middle or high school students.
Consider one or more in the development of your program: the seven Cooperative Principles, safety, member focus and/or responsibility for conservation of energy resources. Be sure to include the name of your program, its intended age group, a description of the program (activities, materials required, et cetera) and how it addresses the Cooperative Principles, safety, member needs and/or energy resource conservation.
Finally, explain how you would persuade your classmates and friends to participate in this program.
- 2018-youth-tour-contest-guidelines PEC.pdf (85.92 KB)