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Youth Tour

More than 1,500 students from all across Youth Tour winners 2015America take part in the Youth Tour experience each year, and so can you! Travel to Washington, D.C., where you will meet your U.S. Representatives and Senators. This unique trip will give you the opportunity to watch history come alive as you explore the museums, memorials and monuments with students from across North Dakota. You will meet student leaders from nearly every state and hear dynamic leaders on Youth Day. Bottom line, you will make friendships that will last a lifetime and be part of a group that has more than 50,000 alumni in every walk of life including U.S. Senators and CEOs.

  • To enter the contest, you must be a sophomore or junior in high school. The trip is scheduled for June 10-16, 2017.
  • You and your parents or guardian must be served by Cass County Electric Cooperative.

Essay topic:
Co-ops are powered with passion. For example, early founders demonstrated passion when they spent their free time walking farmstead to farmstead, convincing rural families to spend $5 and create electric cooperatives. Their passion led to what President Franklin Delano Roosevelt called one of the greatest advancements in quality of life for rural America. What is your passion?

  • Submit your essay in hard copy or electronic format to Cass County Electric Cooperative. Submissions should conform to a two-page, double-spaced guideline. Include a cover page with your name, date of birth, email, school and current grade, parent or guardian’s name, address and telephone number.
  • Deadline is 1/31/17. Send entries to, or Youth Tour, CCEC, 3312 42nd St S Fargo, ND 58104.

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