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Youth Tour Essay Contest

Three Rivers Electric Cooperative participates in the Rural Electric Youth Tour, an essay contest for high school juniors. The winners of the essay contest are awarded a week-long all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. Juniors from all across the country go to our nation's Capitol to learn more about our government and visit the many great monuments.

A preliminary judging chooses 18 finalists to advance to a final judging. At the final judging, six students are selected to be the Cooperative's delegates to the Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. The remaining 12 students will be the Cooperative's delegates to the Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience (CYCLE) program in Jefferson City.

To learn more about the essay contest, contact Marketing and Technical Services at 573-644-9000.

Contest Rules

More Youth Tour Links

To learn more about the Youth Tour you may want to visit one of the following cooperative links:


2013 Youth Tour Delegates were (from left): David Baker, Russellville; Lauren Bonham, Freeburg; Melissa Bilbrey, Owensville; Jakaya Tanoh, Russellville; Zachary Aughtman, Loose Creek; and Seth Schenck, New Haven

2013 CYCLE Participants were (from left): Cole Baker, Chamois; Fallon McKinney, Westphalia; Adam Knaebel, Jefferson City; Kelsey Schrimpf, Russellville; Prarie Lawrence, Leslie; and Leslie Wrinkles, Henley