DENTON — Choptank Electric is now accepting applications for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s 2020 Youth Tour program, which will take place June 21 to 25 in Washington, D.C.
Every year, Choptank Electric sends five high school juniors on a trip to Washington, D.C. to meet congressmen and senators, visit the U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center, tour the Capitol building, visit local memorials and museums, and other historic sites.
In previous Youth Tour trips, students have attended Nationals’ baseball games, the Kennedy Center and the Pentagon. In addition, selected students will meet more than 1,800 other co-op member students from across the country.
"With this opportunity, our candidates can also gain exclusive leadership training and opportunities that build connections and skills that assist in their future career paths," a news release states.
Youth Tour representatives are selected by Choptank Electric based on an application, a 90-second first-round, self-produced video, a short essay and, if applicable, a second-round interview. To qualify for this opportunity, students must be juniors whose parents or guardians are Choptank Electric members.
Applications are due by 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31. All expenses are paid for by Choptank Electric.
Members can find applications online at Choptank Electric’s website at choptankelectric.coop under Member Benefits, Commitment to Community, Youth Tour or call the Member Service Center at 1-877-892-0001 for a mailed application.