Washington D.C. Youth Tour

Washington D.C. Youth Tour

Washington D.C. Youth Tour

Minnesota Youth Tour in front of capital

South Central Electric Association sponsors an all-expense paid trip for an area high school sophomore or junior to Washington D.C. The student will represent South Central Electric in the Minnesota delegation.

2018 Youth Tour Brochure and Application

The purpose of this contest is to find someone to represent our cooperative and travel with the Minnesota delegation to Washington D.C. on the Rural Electric Youth Tour. Each year about 1600 young people representing rural electric cooperatives from all over the nation get together. During the six days in Washington, D.C., the students have the opportunity to learn first hand what it is like to be involved in politics, community development and to discuss some of today's social issues. They get to visit with congressional leaders and see many of the historical sites in and around the Washington, D.C. area.  Visit NRECA's national youth tour web site for more information, videos and pictures of past trips at http://youthtour.coop.

2017 Youth Tour Essay Contest Winners


Sierr Pankratz 2017 Youth Tour winner









Sierra Pankratz of Mt. Lake is the 2017 Washington D.C. Youth Tour Essay contest winner.

Charlotte Fast 2017 Second Place Winner









Charlotte Fast of Butterfield is the 2017 second place winner.

Thomas Regier 2017 third place winner











Thomas Regier is the 2017 third place winner.


2016 Youth Tour Essay Contest Winners

2016 Youth Tour Winners

2016 South Central Electric Association Washington D.C. Youth Tour Essay contest winners.  South Central Electric Board President Mark Sandberg congratulates this year’s Youth Tour winners.  The winner was Yanick Tade of Windom, 2nd place was Aaron Fast of Bingham Lake and 3rd place was Nathan Regier of Mt. Lake.  Picture from left to right:  Yanick Tade, Mark Sandberg, Nathan Regier and Aaron Fast.