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Washington, DC Youth Tour

Each year, Clay-Union Electric sponsors an area student to go to Washington, DC to visit our nations' capital and participate in the Rural Electric Youth Tour. All members, having a high school sophomore or junior, should encourage their child to participate. While there, South Dakota's students team up with more than 1,200 teens from around the country for Rural Electric Youth Day. During the week, participants learn about the Washington D.C. area, the U.S. Government, the cooperative philosophy and rural electrification.

This trip is all-expenses paid, funded by your local rural electric cooperatives. The funding for the tour provides for each participants transportation, room and board, entertainment and sightseeing events. Students are required to provide their own personal spending money for items such as snacks and souvenirs.

To apply, please call or email Clay-Union Electric for the current years' essay topic. An essay on the topic, not to exceed 700 words, must be type written and include a cover sheet that states the title of the essay, the entrants name,  parent/gaurdian (member) name and the high school they attend. A current picture of the student must be attached to the essay. All essays will remain the property of Clay-Union Electric Corporation. Please contact Mike Kjose for more details.

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