For the 29th year, Pedernales Electric is joining other electric cooperatives across the country to participate in the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Youth Tour program. Six winners of PEC's 2011 Youth Tour essay contest will be awarded a trip to Washington, D.C., in June 2011.
For its 2011 contest, PEC is asking area high school students to write essays considering green jobs, products, and/or services. Twelve finalists will be selected to present their essays at the LCRA Redbud Center on November 20. An independent panel of judges will select six students as winners of a June 2011 trip to Washington, D.C., to tour historical sites and meet local political representatives. Six alternates will receive $100 each for their participation.
To be eligible you must meet the following requirements;
Contestants must have completed their sophomore, junior, or senior year of high school by June 2011, and their parent or legal guardian must be a PEC member or receive PEC service at their residence. Former contest winners are not eligible. Essays must adhere to the topic above; essays that are off topic are not eligible.
For more information please check out their website; 2011 Youth Tour Website