You’re a Texas high school student. You’re smart; you have big dreams. Maybe you’ve never been out of the state, and maybe you’ve never flown on a plane, but you want to travel—experience a big city, visit historic landmarks and meet people, and not just fellow high schoolers but influential public figures, like U.S. representatives.

You’re a Texas high school student. You’re smart; you have big dreams. Maybe you’ve never been out of the state, and maybe you’ve never flown on a plane, but you want to travel—experience a big city, visit historic landmarks and meet people, and not just fellow high schoolers but influential public figures, like U.S. representatives.

If that describes you, then you’re a candidate to apply for a slot on the Government-in-Action Youth Tour, an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 6-15, 2018, sponsored by Coleman County Electric Cooperative and organized by Texas Electric Cooperatives.

Apply by February 9th, 2018 for CCEC’s contest for a chance to win a ticket for this adventure, which has been called the trip of a lifetime.

Youth Tour is an action-packed trip to the U.S. capital with about 125 of your peers and chaperones from across Texas. You’ll visit the Washington National Cathedral, Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Smithsonian Institution, memorials and more. Activities include learning about rural electrification, seeing a performance at the Kennedy Center, going on a boat cruise with dinner and dancing, and meeting elected officials.

You could be part of this legacy shared by the more than 3,800 past Texas Youth Tour students who have participated since 1965. To apply, submit a speech to be judged independently through Coleman County Electric Cooperative. This year’s contest topic is: What would life be like without electricity?

Eligible entrants must:

* Be in 10th, 11th & 12th grade;

* Be a dependent of a CCEC member with permanent resident status in the co-op’s service area; and

* Submit a speech on the topic: What would life be without electricity?

Applications must arrive at CCC by February 9, 2018. They can be submitted by mail or dropped off.

For more information about Youth Tour, visit YouthTour.org and TexasYouthTour.com or contact CoriAnn Carrillo at 325-625-2128 or coriann@colemanelectric.org.