Juniors Have a Chance to Join Youth Tour
Two local juniors have the opportunity to take a weeklong, all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., sponsored by Washington-St.Tammany Electric Cooperative.
Parents or guardian of the students must be WSTE members. If you want to have fun, meet students from across the country, speak to legislators, tour Washington, D.C., and become a part of a national fellowship, APPLY NOW!
This trip is valued at more than $2,000. About 25 young people throughout Louisiana join more than 1,800 students from 40 states June 16-23 for sightseeing and a chance to see how the government functions.
Before reaching Washington, students tour one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World: the Natural Bridge in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. In Washington, students tour the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials, Washington Monument, Vietnam and Korean memorials, Arlington National Cemetery, the Holocaust Museum, the Smithsonian Institution, Ford’s Theatre and the White House. An entire day is spent touring the Capitol and visiting the offices of the Louisiana congressional delegation.
“This is a great opportunity to visit our nation’s capital,” says Coylean Schloegel, WSTE Manager of Marketing and Economic Development. “(WSTE) is dedicated to the education of our children through programs such as Youth Tour, our annual scholarship program and teacher mini grants.”
This year’s Youth Tour winners receive all-expenses-paid trips to the Co-op Youth Leadership Conference in Baton Rouge. The contest is open to juniors of WSTE members.
Students interested in applying must complete an application form and prepare a typewritten essay of up to 800 words.
Submit your essay and application form by February 24 to:
WSTE, Attn: Coylean Schloegel, P.O. Box 697, Franklinton, LA 70438.
An independent board, selected by the Association of Louisiana Electric Cooperatives, judges the essays.