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Youth Tour

Each June, three high school aged-students from Medina EC join more than 1,500 students from across the country (over 130 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 Associations (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 sponsored 39 students* on this trip of a lifetime.


2020 Youth Tour Contest - NOW OPEN!!

Youth Tour winners receive an all-expense paid trip to Austin, Texas, and Washington, D.C. from June 17-26, and $500 scholarship to be used in college.

Applications are open and are due December 13, 2019. You can read all the eligibility requirements and complete your application here

This year, applicants will be asked to submit a video or essay addressing what one or two questions they would ask a legislator at either the federal or state level if they had the chance. If you have questions, contact us at


2019 Youth Tour Winners

Angela Miranda of Rio Grande City, Jose Rodriguez of Castroville and Hannah Faith Smith of Batesville won the 2019 Youth Tour contest. In addition to their trip, the contest winners received a $1,000 scholarship.

Angela Miranda Jose Rodriguez Hannah Faith Smith



Questions or want to be added to the list to be notified when Youth Tour applications are available?

* - Number of students through the 2019 trip.

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