Electric cooperatives send hundreds of High School students from around the country to Washington D.C. annually for the Government-In-Action Youth Tour.
The winner of the 2019 Karnes Electric Cooperative Youth Tour Essay Contest will receive a travel package valued at $3,010.00 to join other Texas High School students at the White House, the US House and Senate Chambers, the Supreme Court, Washington National Cathedral, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian Institution, and many other important national sites. The travel package includes air transportation to and from Washington, D.C., hotels, meals, entrance fees and $250.00 cash for miscellaneous expenses.
The 2019 Youth Tour will depart from Austin, Texas on June 12th and return to Austin on June 21st. This year, to give participants a snapshot of our own state government in action, a day of the trip will include a tour of the Texas State Capitol and a visit to the Bob Bullock Museum.
Applicants must be High School students who have completed their sophomore year of education by the end of June 2019 and must reside in the home of a parent or legal guardian who is an active Member of Karnes Electric Cooperative, Inc. Applications will be available on KEC’s website, karnesec.org, or may be picked up at any Karnes Electric Cooperative office or by request at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for submitting applications will be Friday, December 28, 2018.
2019 Government in Action Youth Tour Application Download