Government-in-Action Youth Tour Contest
Each year Comanche Electric Cooperative sponsors up to two students on the Government in Action Youth Tour trip to Washington D.C.The seven day tour includes visits to the National Cathedral, Lincoln Memorial, Mount Vernon, and the Smithsonian Museum, as well as a host of other national sites. The students also have the opportunity to have down time and fun in the form of dinners at such places as The Hard Rock Cafe, shopping at Union Center, dances, etc.
The contest is open to any student, sophomore and above, who attends a school where Comanche Electric Cooperative has facilities, or if the student's parents or legal guardians are members of Comanche Electric Cooperative. Qualifying schools are: Albany, Baird, Bangs, Blanket, Breckenridge, Brownwood, Cisco, Comanche, Cross Plains, De Leon, Dublin, Early, Eastland, Goldthwaite, Gorman, Gustine, May, Moran, Mullin, Priddy, Ranger, Rising Star, Sidney and Zephyr.
This is an all expense paid trip and the winning students will receive air fare, transportation, lodging, meals, insurance, and admission charges associated with the tour.
This year's topic was "Benefits of a Smart Grid". Participating students were required to write an essay of no less than 1,000 words and no more than 2000 words on this subject. The top ten finalist were then be called back to present their essay to the judges in the form of a speech.
For information, contest rules, and entry forms for the 2012 contest, contact the member services department at 800-915-2533Youth Tour Winners 2011