The 2019 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 school. The first place winner will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. June 14-20, 2019, as a participant in the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association's Washington Youth Tour. The second and third place winners will each receive a $50 cash prize.
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 - $3000 for 1st, $2000 for 2nd and $1000 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.
The Washington Youth Tour was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! I could not be more thanful for my cooperative and the lifelong friends I made on the trip.Seth Troyer, delegate from Richard Hardy Memorial School