Washington News

news1Once a year, Tri-County Electric Cooperative sends three high school juniors to attend a week long all- expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. The Youth Tour gives students a chance to see government in action, visit historical sites, attend cultural events, and learn more about electric cooperatives. They will get to meet other participants or delegates from across the country.

TCE 2016 Washington Youth Tour representatives, (l-r) Erin Roland, Ashley J. Addison, and Kristen Steadman

TCE 2016 Washington Youth Tour representatives, (l-r) Erin Roland, Ashley J. Addison, and Kristen Steadman

The tour, scheduled in June of each year is sponsored by the electric cooperatives from throughout the United States. All students selected to represent South Carolina will not only win the week long all-expense paid trip, but will also be eligible to compete for a $5,000 college scholarship. The scholarship winner is chosen based on the successful completion of a community service project.

The Washington Youth Tour is a part of Tri-County Electric’s educational program and commitment to the communities we serve. This is just one more way you benefit from being a cooperative member.

For more information, contact Sheila Rivers, Marketing/Community Liaison, at Tri-County Electric Cooperative, at 1-877-874-1215. For additional information on the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, please visit youthtour.org