February 5, 2016

Students: Apply Now For Youth Tour

You’re a Texas high school student. You’re smart; you have big dreams. Maybe you’ve never been out of the state, and maybe you’ve never flown on a plane, but you want to travel—experience a big city, visit historic landmarks and meet people, and not just fellow high schoolers but influential public figures, like U.S. representatives.

If that describes you, then you’re a candidate to apply for a slot on the Government-in-Action Youth Tour, an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 8–17, sponsored by Mid-South Synergy and organized by Texas Electric Cooperatives.

Apply by February 29th, 2016 in Mid-South Synergy’s scholarship contest for a chance to win a ticket for this adventure, which has been called the trip of a lifetime as well as a $1000 college scholarship.

Youth Tour is an action-packed trip to the U.S. capital with about 125 of your peers and chaperones from across Texas. You’ll visit the Washington National Cathedral, Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Smithsonian Institution, memorials and more. Activities include learning about rural electrification, seeing a performance at the Kennedy Center, going on a boat cruise with dinner and dancing, and meeting elected officials.

You could be part of this legacy shared by the more than 3,800 past Texas Youth Tour students who have participated since 1965. To apply, submit application and video submission to be judged independently through Mid-South Synergy. This year’s contest topic is “How Would My Day-to-Day Life Be Different Without Electricity”.

Eligible entrants must:

Be in 11th or 12th grade;

Be a dependent of a Mid-South Synergy member with permanent resident status in the co-op’s service area; and

Submit an APPLICATION, PHOTO, AND VIDEO SUBMISSION on the topic: “How Would My Day-to-Day Life Be Different Without Electricity”.

Applications must arrive at Mid-South Synergy by February 29th, 2016. They can be submitted by in person or online.

For more information about Youth Tour, visit Midsouthsynergy.com/YouthTour, YouthTour.org and TexasYouthTour.com or contact Erin Hughes at ehughes@midsouthsynergy.com.

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