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Washington D.C. Youth Tour

Anneliese Taggart is awarded $10,000 scholarship, and it all started with our Youth Tour Progam


Due to the Covid 19 Pandemic the 2020 Youth Tour to Washington, DC has been cancelled. It is our utmost concern to keep our members and their families safe at this time. We would like to thank the participants for their participation in our program and we look forward to bringing this valuable tour back to our young members in 2021.

Opportunity of a Lifetime in D.C.

Attention high school students! If your parent or guardian is an active member of Clay-Union Electric, you have a chance to take a trip-of-a-lifetime to Washington, D.C. The chosen representative from Clay-Union’s service area will travel to Washington, D.C., along with 1,800 other students from Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives throughout the U.S. and take part in the Rural Electric Youth Tour in June 18-25, 2020.

To qualify you must be a high school sophomore, junior or senior, and your parent or guardian must be a Clay-Union Electric member.

Student must complete a 500-word essay:

"Some indications in the business industry show electric vehicles will be the wave of the future. How do you feel states like rural SD will adapt & what role should your electric cooperative play?"

All essays must be type-written and include a cover sheet that states the title of the essay, the entrant's name, parents' names and the school they attend. A current photo of the student must be attached to the essay. All essays must be submitted by 4 p.m. March 13, 2020.


Sightseeing Locations:
Lincoln Memorial
National Cathedral
White House
FDR Memorial
Smithsonian Air and Space Museum
Arlington National Cemetery
Tomb of the
Unknown Soldier
Vietnam Veterans Memorial

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