Electric cooperative to send students to Washington, D.C

Application deadline March 1 for summer program
January 4, 2013

Delaware Electric Cooperative recently announced it will once again sponsor an all-expense-paid trip for three high school juniors to attend the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, D.C.

This year’s youth tour will be held June 16-20, and will bring together more than 1,500 students representing 44 states. Participants will see all that Washington, D.C. has to offer while learning about the history of the United States and the electric co-op movement.

This is an opportunity for students to meet with Delaware’s congressional delegation on Capitol Hill and tour the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center. Other scheduled events for the 2013 youth tour include the war memorials, the Holocaust Museum, Mount Vernon, Arlington National Cemetery and the play “Shear Madness” at the Kennedy Center.

Students will also get a chance to socialize with teenagers from other states during a cruise on the Potomac River and at the All-States Dinner Dance.

To participate in this program, students must be high school juniors and their parent(s) or guardian(s) must receive their electric service from Delaware Electric Cooperative.

Final selection for this year's youth tour will be made by a committee based upon an application, essay and personal interview. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 1.

Go to For more information, visit the youth tour website at Contact Kevin Yingling via email at or by phone at 302-349-3120 with any questions.

Delaware Electric Cooperative is a member-owned electric utility serving 84,000 member-owners in Kent and Sussex counties in Delaware. For more information go to or or follow on Twitter and Facebook.


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