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2024 Youth Tour in DC seeking high school applicants

A group photo of the annual Youth Tour in Washington, D.C.
Beltrami Electric Cooperative
A group photo of the annual Youth Tour in Washington, D.C.

Rural electric cooperatives across the country sponsor about 1,900 high school juniors every year.

BEMIDJI — Rural electric cooperatives are accepting applications from eligible high school juniors to attend the 57th annual Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington, D.C.

The tour is planned for June 18-23.

Each year, electric cooperatives across the nation sponsor roughly 1,900 students to take part in the tour, according to a news release.

This includes Beltrami Electric Cooperative, which announced its participation this week.

The program seeks to foster the grassroots spirit of rural electric cooperatives by demonstrating how our government works and what the electric cooperative business model is all about.

The local winners will travel with approximately 40 Minnesota teens.

To qualify, applicants must be high school juniors whose parent/guardian is a member of a rural electrical cooperative.

The deadline to apply is Friday, Feb. 23.