Three Rivers Electric Cooperative participates in the Rural Electric Youth Tour, an essay contest for high school juniors. Six TREC delegates are awarded a week-long, all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C. where they learn more about government and visit the Capitol and the country's many great monuments.

Each essay is judged by three personnel from neighboring cooperatives. The students with the top 12 scores will compete in the final judging where they will take a quiz on cooperative knowledge and read their essay before a panel of judges. Based on their final scores at the Youth Tour competition, six students will be selected to attend the 2023 Youth Tour trip. The remaining six finalists will each receive a $200 gift card.

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More Youth Tour Links

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

Missouri Youth Tour | Facebook

Youth Tour | Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives

NRECA Youth Programs


2023 youth tour group
2023 Youth Tour Delegates included: Cody Kampeter from Fatima High School; Mackenzie Davis from Blair Oaks High School; Alison Sporleder from Blair Oaks High School; Madelyn Gerloff from Chamois High School; Haley Sunfield from Hermann High School; Senior Member Engagement Specialist and Chaperone Lorie Kiso; Kate Kampeter from Fatima High School; and Sophie Pfahl from Fatima High School. Madelyn was a delegate through the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives.