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Youth Tour

Youth TourWhat is the Government-in-Action Youth Tour?

Every June, as many as 1,500 high school students from across the country spend a week in the nation's capital as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. The students are sponsored by local electric cooperatives.




Eligibility Requirements


A contestant must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Have completed grade 10, 11 or 12 in high school by JUNE 7, 2020
  • Available to travel June 17 – 26, 2020
  • Have parent(s)/guardian(s) who are members of Fannin County Electric Cooperative and receive co-op service at their FCEC member, permanent, full-time residence.

Former Youth Tour contest winners who went on a previous trip are not eligible. Immediate family of co-op directors or employees are not eligible.


Essay Topic:

How will we meet the energy needs of the future?


Essay Format

  • Essays must be typed in 12 point font, on plain white, 8 ½-by-11-inch paper with 1-inch margins on all sides.
  • Essays should be 250 -300 words.
  • Do not include your name on any portion of the essay.
  • Essays will be judged on content, grammar, originality and creativity.


Application Submission


Fannin County Electric Coop

c/o Kim Williams

PO Box 250

Bonham, TX 75418


  • Entries must be submitted by February 7th, 2020


Finalist Selection

  • The top 2 contestants will be declared winners of the Youth Tour. They will be notified by February 15, 2020.
  • Two alternates will be chosen to attend in the event that one or more of the winners cannot attend the trip. They will be notified in writing. 





Kim Williams

Fannin County Electric Cooperative

PO Box 250

Bonham, TX 75418

903 583-2117 or



Click here to download the application!

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