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Youth Tour

2017 Youth Tour Winners PictureEach June, three high school-aged students from Medina EC join more than 1,500 students from across the country (over 100 from Texas alone) for a rewarding, educational, one
week experience in Washington, D.C. They have a unique opportunity to visit memorials, museums and see for themselves how our government works. All for FREE!

This trip is organized by Texas Electric Cooperatives (TEC) and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Winners travel with other electric cooperative winners and chaperones. For more information, visit Since Medina EC began sending students in 2007, the cooperative has sent 30 students* on this trip of a lifetime.

*Number of students are through the 2016 trip.


Photo of 2017 Youth Tour Winners Emma Lessing, Jack Morgan and Cassandra Zerr at the White House.


2018 Youth Tour Contest - Trip from June 6-15, 2018

Medina EC is sending three high-school sophomore or junior students to Austin and Washington, D.C. for the trip of a lifetime! Winners will also receive a $1,000 scholarship. Application deadline is Friday, December 15.

Interested applicants must submit an essay on the topic: If you had a chance to sit down with a legislator (either at the state or federal level), what questions would you ask them and why?

Full eligibilty, requirements and application >>



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