Government-in-Action Youth Tour
Win a Trip to Washington D.C.!
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 2020. 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 in Austin, Texas, and spend time visiting the Governor’s Mansion, the State Capital and the Bob Bullock Museum. Once in Washington D.C., some of the stops 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.
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 24, 2020. The topic of this year’s essay is “What does it mean to you to be an American?” 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:
Patricia Stehling, Youth Tour Coordinator
Central Texas Electric Co-op
P.O. Box 553
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624-0553