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Now Accepting Washington Youth Tour Applications

Gazing upward to read Thomas Jefferson’s words at his memorial. Viewing the National Mall from atop the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Walking in the footsteps of George Washington at Mount Vernon. Listening to oral arguments at the Supreme Court. Reading the names along the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Learning the history of the United States Capitol. And laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. These are among the moments you will share with 1,500 of your newest friends from around the country.

If you enjoy exploring architecture and art and learning about history and government while building new relationships, then the annual Washington Youth Tour is for you. Sponsored by the nation’s electric cooperatives since 1958, this weeklong tour is designed to build leadership skills while teaching young people what cooperatives are all about. Jackson EMC will send four student delegates to join teens from 42 other states in Washington, D.C. June 8-15, 2017. Highlights on the experiential tour feature a sunset parade at the Imo Jima statue, a cruise on the Potomac River, and visits to the Smithsonian museums, including the new National Museum of African American History and Culture, and meeting your congressional delegation.

High school sophomores and juniors with demonstrated potential for leadership, academic success and community service should apply through their high school guidance counselor, who will nominate one candidate for consideration. Deadlines vary for each school, so check the counselor’s office for due dates. All applicants must be 16 years old by June 1, 2017. Do not send applications to Jackson EMC directly.

For more information, visit www.jacksonemc.com/wyt or email Karen Ewing, Community Relations Representative at [email protected].