Washington Youth Tour thru Walton EMC

Attention high school sophomores and juniors:

If you live or attend a school in a Walton EMC (Electric Membership Corporation) service area, you could be one of four students who will an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. as a participant in the Washington Youth Tour June 7-14, 2018.

Walton EMC sends four Youth Tour delegates to Washington each June to participate in this leadership development opportunity that provides a peek at how our state and national governments work and what it takes to be a better leader. The trip includes one-on-one meetings with congressional delegates, visits to the White House and national monuments, and enjoying social activities with other Tour delegates from across the nation.

Youth delegates will also spend time in Atlanta, getting to know fellow delegates from around the state, meeting state leaders and seeing landmarks.

Applicants must:

  • Be a high school sophomore or junior.
  • Live or attend a school in WEMC’s service area.
  • Have parents’ permission to enter.
  • Commit to making the trip on the dates designated, if selected as a winner.
  • Follow the contest rules.

To apply:

Complete the entry form and submit to Walton EMC by Friday, February 9th, 2018 at 5pm.

Applicants will then take a written test on provided material covering topics such as electricity, cooperatives, Walton EMC and the electric utility industry.

The EIGHT student with the best score will move on to the interview round of the contest where the judges will choose FOUR winners and one alternate.

Click the link to visit WEMC’s website: https://www.waltonemc.com/index.php/community/scholarships/

See the promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejq3Qel_-AY