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Orange County REMC Seeking Students For Youth Tour To Washington D.C.
Updated December 29, 2015 6:10 AM
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(ORLEANS) - Orange County REMC has held a long tradition of helping shape the leaders of tomorrow. The hunt is currently on to find high school juniors to travel to Washington D.C. as part of the Rural Electric Youth Tour.

Youth Tour to Washington D.C.

Youth Tour was established with one thought in mind - to inspire our next generation of leaders. Since 1964, more than 50,000 young Americans have taken advantage of this special opportunity offered by their electric cooperative.

It all takes place in June, when hundreds of electric co-ops across the country send participants to Washington, D.C. for a chance to learn about the cooperative business model and a full week of sightseeing.

While in D.C., participants have a chance to meet with their elected officials and discuss the issues that are important back home. Without a doubt, Youth Tour has grown into an invaluable program that gives young Americans an experience that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

In February, Orange County REMC will begin the application review process to select local students to attend Youth Tour 2016. Youth Tour is so much more than a sightseeing trip. Students have repeatedly shared that this experience has helped them grow into successful professionals. It has also benefited our local communities. Youth Tour participants return home with a deeper understanding and skill-set of what it takes to be a leader, and as a result, they put these skills to use right here in our community.

If you are a high school junior interested in traveling to Washington, D.C. to experience the trip of a lifetime, please contact the REMC for more information. Applications are available at,, and the deadline to submit an application is February 12.

The REMC is also accepting applications from sixth grade students who want to attend Touchstone Energy Camp June 8-11, at Camp Tecumseh, in Brookston, IN.

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