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Youth Tour

High school juniors will have a blast – and learn something in the process! Meet new people from across the state and across America! And best of all – IT’S FREE!

Youth Tour to Montgomery

Wiregrass Electric sponsors several high school juniors to the Alabama Rural Electric Youth Tour to Montgomery each year for a three-day conference/tour March 12-14, 2019. High school juniors who have one parent or guardian who is a member and receives electric service from Wiregrass Electric Cooperative are eligible to participate in the competition. Wiregrass Electric will award a $500 scholarship to each student chosen to attend the Montgomery Tour, then an additional $500 scholarship for the two students chosen to attend the NRECA Washington trip.

Interested? Fill out an application and return by Jan. 11, 2019. Tours include the State Capitol, the Alabama Legislature, State Archives and Rosa Parks Museum.

Youth Tour to Washington, DC

From the Montgomery Youth Tour participants, two outstanding students are chosen to attend the NRECA Rural Electric Youth Tour to Washington, DC. Students are selected by interview to represent Wiregrass Electric with students from throughout Alabama for a week-long trip to our nation’s capitol. Special sites of interest include the Lincoln Monument, Mount Vernon, Arlington National Cemetery, the White House, and the House of Representatives. Students will meet with Alabama Legislators as they join almost 1,500 students from across the United States. Tour dates to Washington, DC are June 14-20, 2019.

Alabama Rural Electric Youth Tour Website

National Youth Tour Website