Kelley Koester of Elizabeth and Tom Watson of Mt. Carroll toured Washington D.C. with over 60 other students from Illinois as they represented Jo-Carroll Energy on the 2013 Youth Tour.
Two high school students will travel to Washington D.C. on an all-expense paid tour of the Capital with the annual Youth Tour in June, sponsored by Jo-Carroll Energy.
The 2014 Youth to Washington Contest is open to all area high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who are sons or daughters of Jo-Carroll Energy Members (Sand Prairie Wireless subscribers are members of the cooperative).
Winners will travel by charter bus to Washington, D.C. June 13-20 with over 60 other students from across the state of Illinois. The trip will provide opportunities for students to create lasting memories and friendships.
The Illinois Youth Tour has taken students to Washington, D.C. for 55 years. On the tour students learn about cooperatives, American history and U.S. government.
They’ll visit the Civil War Battlefield at Gettysburg, the National Cathedral, Smithsonian Museums, George Washington’s home, Supreme Court, Kennedy Center, Arlington National Cemetery, the Holocaust Museum among many other sites. They also take a special twilight riverboat cruise on the Potomac. To watch a video about the Youth to Washington tour, visit www.youthtour.coop.
Students who apply must be sons or daughters of Jo-Carroll Energy members. Winners will be selected via an application and interview process.
Applications can be found on our website at www.jocarroll.com, or by contacting your high school guidance counselor. Applications must be returned to Jo-Carroll Energy by March 7, 2014. For more information, contact Elecia Walter, marketing and public relations coordinator, at 800-858-5522.