Deadline nears for Victoria Electric Cooperative Youth Tour Contest

Jan. 25, 2014 at 10:04 p.m.
Updated Jan. 24, 2014 at 7:25 p.m.

Deadline for applications for Victoria Electric Cooperative's free trip to Washington, D.C., is Feb. 7. The cooperative is sponsoring two area students on the annual Government-in-Action Youth Tour.

Each summer, participating electric cooperatives from around the nation send hundreds of high school students to the nation's capital to attend the Government-in-Action Youth Tour. The nine-day tour includes visits to the Washington Monument, the White House, the U.S. House and Senate chambers, the Supreme Court, Washington National Cathedral, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian Institution and a host of other national sights. This year's tour dates are June 12-20.

Victoria Electric Cooperative is sponsoring two students from the local area for the all-expense-paid trip. Applicants must be a sophomore or junior in high school and members or dependents of cooperative members. The trip includes transportation, lodging, meals, insurance and admission charges associated with the tour. The individual participant will be responsible for spending money for snacks, souvenirs, etc.

"Victoria Electric Cooperative's winners will join approximately 100 students from across Texas," said Brittany Marsh, Communication Specialist. "When they arrive in Washington, they will join about 1,200 students from across the nation."

For more information about this year's Government-in-Action Youth Tour or for contest guidelines and application, contact Victoria Electric Cooperative office at 361-573-2428 or visit our website at



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