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2016 Youth Tour Contest

For the 34th year, Pedernales Electric is joining other electric cooperatives across the country to participate in the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Youth Tour program. For PEC's 2016 Youth Tour Contest, we are asking area high school students to write essays featuring a person, entity or event they think should be memorialized with a monument to mark the importance of rural electrification.

Apply onlineTen semifinalists will be chosen to interview with three independent judges who will select the final six winners of an expense-paid June 2016 trip to Washington, D.C., to tour historical sites and meet local political representatives.

Please read our contest guidelines before submitting your essay and application online. The deadline to enter is Wednesday, Oct. 21.

Text PEC for YT updatesText @pecyt16 to 81010 for contest updates

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2015 Youth Tour Contest Winners

PEC 2015 Youth Tour winners

The six winners of the 2015 PEC Youth Tour contest, pictured in front of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., were,  front row from left to right, Lois Bronaugh, Jack C. Hays High School; Danielle Snow, Leander High School; and McKelle Winsor, Leander High School. Back row from left to right are Nathan Archibald, Leander High School; Matthew Archibald, Leander High School; and Emily Moseley, Lago Vista High School.


Download Youth Tour Contest guidelines

Contest Guidelines

Download 2016 Youth Tour Contest guidelines and information.

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Apply Online

Complete and submit an application for the 2015 Youth Tour.

Download Youth Tour poster

2016 Youth Tour Poster

Look for the poster in your school or library, too

Visit the NRECA Youth Tour website

NRECA Youth Tour

Visit the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Youth Tour Contest site.