The Experience of a Lifetime For High School Juniors
Washington, D.C. Youth Tour

Every summer 1,500 high school students from all across America travel to Washington, D.C. for the Rural Electric Youth Tour. They cruise the Potomac, attend a play, meet members of Congress and see all the monuments. And one of them is sponsored, 100%, by Poudre Valley REA.

If you have a son or daughter, or a grandson or granddaughter, who is a Junior or Senior in High School and lives in a PVREA household they can enter the contest. Just print out an entry form here.

“The youth tour was an amazing experience to add to my life,” said, Eric Gill, a recent Tour winner. “There are memories that I will never forget of the tour. I got to meet new friends from Colorado and we had the best of experiences together. The youth tour is something that I would recommend for all juniors in high school to enter. You won’t regret it.”

Entering the Youth Tour is easy and the rules are simple. All your student needs to do is send us a photograph, drawing, painting, video, digital art or an essay he or she has created. The theme should communicate, in a creative way, how our electric cooperative touches their life.

Who Is Eligible? High school students at least 16-17 years of age--and whose parents or guardians are Poudre Valley REA members--are eligible to enter the contest.

How Do Students Enter? Students who wish to enter the contest can do so by writing an essay, producing a 10-15 minute video, creating a free-hand drawing or computer-generated graphic, or taking and submitting a photograph that illustrates how our electric cooperative touches their life. Essays should be typed, double-spaced, and no more than 500 words long.

How Will the Winner Be Selected? Finalists will be interviewed by the Tour Committee. From these students the winner and an alternate will be chosen.


ALL ENTRIES must be postmarked or hand-delivered no later than January 21


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