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Egyptian Electric Cooperative will select local students for the 2019 Youth Day in Springfield and Youth to Washington.

Sophomores, juniors and seniors attending a public or private high school within the Egyptian Electric service territorial footprint, or otherwise a member of the cooperative, can apply. At least eight students will be chosen to attend Youth Day in Springfield on April 3.

During the day, these students and their Illinois counterparts will meet their elected senators and representatives on the floor at the Capitol to learn first-hand about the workings of state government and electric cooperatives.

Additionally, the top two students will be selected to represent Egyptian Electric Cooperative and our state by attending the Youth to Washington trip June 14-21. The two winners, chaperones and about 60 Illinois students will travel by bus from Mount Vernon to Washington, D.C., to join more than 1,500 high school students from around the country on one of the most recognized youth programs.

Applications have been made available to local high school guidance counselors, and can be found on our website, www.eeca.coop/content/youth-washington, and in our office. All applications must be received by March 8.

The application includes completing short summaries of the student’s school activities, civic activities and other accomplishments, plus short answers pertaining to southern Illinois and rural electric cooperatives. Students will be judged on their written application and demonstrated understanding of the rural electric program.

For more information, contact Brooke Guthman at 800-606-1505 or bguthman@eeca.coop.

 

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