Applications for the 2018 Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington, D.C., are now beging accepted by South Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative. Competition for the all-expense-paid trip is open to high school juniors, between the ages of 16 and 18, whose parent(s) or guardian(s) receive electric service at their primary residence from South Kentucky RECC. Chidlren or grandchildren of South Kentucky RECC employees, directors, and attorneys are not elgible.
This past year, Walker Hancock, represented Wayne County High School on the trip.
Students must complete a typed essay of 500 words on the subject "Why I want to represent South Kentucky RECC in Washington, D.C." All essays and a completed application form must be returned to the guidance counselor of each school or South Kentucky RECC Member Service Centers by the end of the work day on March 2nd, 2018.
Twenty-four semifinalists from Adair County High School, Casey County High School, Clinton County High School, McCreary Central High School, Pulaski County High School, Somerset Christian School, Somerset High School, South-western High School, Russell County High School, and Wayne County High School, and representatives from private schools and the home school program will be selected for a one-day trip to Frankfort, Kentucky, on March 27th, for the Frankfort Rural Electric Youth Tour. From that group, up to 12 will be chosen to go to Washington, D.C. for the Rural Electric Youth Tour.
Winners will be taken to Washington, D.C., June 8-15, where they will tour national landmarks and learn more about how the United States government works.