Washington Youth Tour
The two students entering the best 500-word essays will win an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. June 9-16, 2016. Please choose one of the following topics:
- What are electric cooperatives, and how do they benefit their communities?
- Electricity is often taken for granted, yet it was considered by many to be a luxury only 75 years ago! Discuss the ways, both big and small, that electric service impacts your life on a daily basis.
- Georgia EMCs began offering “Green Power” to their customers in 2003. What is Green Power, and how will it affect us in the future?
Each essay will be judged on subject knowledge, originality, composition, neatness and grammar. Every student who participates receives a free Washington Youth Tour t-shirt.
Deadline for turning in essays will be noon, March 4. I will gladly pick them up from your school—just let me know when they are ready.
*Winning students and their parents will be required to sign TOUR COMMITMENT and authorization forms. Please do not sign up if scheduling conflicts (e.g. internships, summer camps or the Governor’s Honors program) may arise. If selected, any participant who signs paperwork and fails to fulfill his or her obligation to the Washington Youth Tour and Coweta-Fayette EMC (barring sickness or family emergencies) may be subject to trip cost reimbursement.
Information packs are available. Please contact Amy Lott by phone at 770-252-7446 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students must be in the 10th or 11th grade to enter the contest and must be 16 years old before June 9.
2015 winners were…