The 2023 Washington D.C. Youth Tour Writing Contest is open to high school juniors enrolled in the seven public high schools in the Sequachee Valley Electric Cooperative service area. They are: Bledsoe County High School, Grundy County High School, Marion County High School, Richard Hardy Memorial School, Sequatchie County High School, South Pittsburg High School and Whitwell High School.
A first, second, and third place winner will be named from each of the seven high schools in our service area. We are happy to say that this year our Washington D.C. Youth Tour Trip is back in full swing. All 7 of our WYT Writing Contest winners will be eligible for an all-expense paid trip to our nation's Capitol as a participant in the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association's Washington Youth Tour.
The 2nd place winners will receive a $250 cash prize, and 3rd place winners will receive a $100 cash prize from each school.
One story will be selected from the seven first-place stories to be entered in the state-wide contest. The awards at the state level are college scholarships - $3,000 for 1st, $2,000 for 2nd and $1,000 for 3rd. Delegates who stay engaged and active with their local co-op in the year following the Youth Tour have a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship to the college or trade school of their choice.
Building a Brighter Tennessee
The Washington Youth Tour was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! I could not be more thankful for my cooperative and the lifelong friends I made on the trip.Seth Troyer, delegate from Richard Hardy Memorial School