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2018 Washington Youth Tour Contest is open!

Do you know a high school junior?

It’s time to put those thinking caps on and fire up the computers.  The Washington Youth Tour contest is open to high school juniors living in or attending school in AEC’s service area.

Imagine winning an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. with high school juniors from across the country. Picture yourself touring the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial, the Smithsonian’s and many other famous sites. Imagine seeing history jump off the pages of your history book and truly begin to understand what so many sacrificed their lives for.

Each summer, the Washington Youth Tour brings together a group of 1,800 highly talented, ambitious high school juniors from across the country to experience our nation’s capital and further develop their leadership skills. The program allows these students to get involved in the political process by giving them an inside view of our government in action.

This fall, AEC will once again hold a contest to see which four high school juniors will represent AEC in Washington D.C. for one week this coming June. Applicants must live or attend school in the AEC service area.

Students interested in the trip must submit a written composition and completed application which can be picked up at the cooperative office or downloaded from our Website ( They must also participate in an interview with a panel of judges.

Applications and written compositions must be received in the cooperative office by noon, Friday, October 20, 2017.  It is recommended that applicants not wait until the last minute to turn in their compositions and applications. They can be turned in prior to the cut off time and date.

A panel of judges will evaluate each applicant’s composition and students will be called in at a later date for personal interviews. 

2018 Packet 


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