Government-in-Action Youth Tour
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS CAN WIN A FREE TRIP TO WASHINGTON D.C.
Essays of 500 words or less must be submitted in the CTEC Headquarters office in Fredericksburg Texas by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 25, 2019. The topic of this year’s essay is “Should electric linemen be considered first responders?” Winning essays will be selected by independent judges and will be judged on originality (40%), knowledge of topic (30%), composition (10%), neatness (10%), and grammar (10%).
Two alternates will also be named in the event a winner might be unable to attend the tour. Additional details, information, and entry forms are available from your local high school, or from:
Central Texas Electric Co-op
P.O. Box 553
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624-0553
Three high school students from the Central Texas Electric Co-op service area will be selected to participate in the 55th Annual Government-in-Action Youth Tour.
Participation is open to high school students that have completed their sophomore year by May 2019. Students whose parents or guardians are members of CTEC are eligible. The CTEC electric account must be in the name of the parent or guardian.
All expenses for the tour (except personal items such as souvenirs etc.) will be paid by the co-op for the three winners of an essay contest. CTEC winners will join youths from throughout Texas on June 12th in Austin, Texas, and spend the 13th visiting the Governor’s Mansion, the State Capital and the Bob Bullock Museum. They will depart on June 14th for Washington D.C. and return home on June 21st. Some of the stops in Washington D.C. include the National Cathedral, Pentagon City Mall, Arlington Cemetery and Wreath Laying Ceremony, Kennedy Center, Mount Vernon, Union Station, Potomac Boat Cruise and Dance, Smithsonian Museums, FDR Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Capitol Hill, Supreme Court, Library of Congress, Sunset Parade at Iwo Jima, White House and much more! Chaperons will be provided by sponsoring Cooperatives. CTEC will provide transportation to and from Austin, Texas.