Government in Action
Youth Tour to Washington D.C.
The deadline for the 2017 contest expired on January 27, 2017.
The theme for the 2017 contest was "What would be the biggest challenge you would face without electricity?" Three winning essays were selected by independent judges, and selections were based on originality, knowledge of topic, composition, neatness and grammar.
Sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school were eligible. Participants met in Austin and flew into Washington D.C. in June.
The agenda included visiting most of the historical memorials and museums, meeting with a member of Congress, and networking with about 1400 students from many other states on Rural Electric Youth day.
Ask any previous winner about the CTEC Youth Tour to Washington D.C. — it’s a trip they’ve never forgotten!
Watch for announcements of the 2018 Government In Action Youth Tour essay contest in December of 2017.