Just for High School Juniors… a trip of a lifetime.
Three local high school juniors are selected annually to represent Palmetto Electric Cooperative as delegates to the Washington Youth Tour, a weeklong—all expenses paid—educational trip to our nation’s capital. Participants see government in action, visit historical sites, learn about co-ops and meet students from around the nation.
They also are eligible to compete for the R.D. Bennett College Scholarship awarded by the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina and compete for a position on the National Youth Leadership Council.
Washington Youth Tour/Cooperative Youth Summit Application.
Deadline expired: February 28, 2018
|Washington Youth Tour
The Washington Youth Tour is sponsored nationally by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and statewide by Palmetto Electric and the Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina.
For the latest info on the Washington Youth Tour visit youthtour.coop.
History comes alive
Cooperative Youth Summit is a four-day conference held in Columbia. Students will tour the Statehouse, meet lawmakers and see how co-ops are preparing for our state’s energy future, all while having fun.
Palmetto Electric Cooperative will cover all expenses including transportation, lodging and meals.
Interested students should email Missy Santorum, Palmetto Electric Cooperative’s Youth Tour coordinator, or call (843) 681-0074 or 1-800-922-5551.
Information packets are distributed to Beaufort, Jasper, and Hampton County schools each year. Applications can be obtained from any of Palmetto Electric’s four offices or from high school guidance counselors after January 2. The application is also available online through the deadline entry which is the last day of February.
More than 1,500 students participate in the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour each year. Delegates travel to Washington, D.C., where you will get a chance to meet with your local U.S. Representatives and Senators. This unique trip will give you the opportunity to watch history come alive as you explore the museums, memorials and monuments with students from your state. You will meet student leaders from nearly every state and hear dynamic leaders on Youth Day. Bottom line, you will make friendships that will last a lifetime and be part of a group that has more than 50,000 alumni in every walk of life including U.S. Senators and CEOs.