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Rural Electric Youth Tour

High school juniors: Compete to Win a Trip to Our Nation's Capitol!





Boone Electric Cooperative wants to send four students to Washington, D.C. 

  • How tall is the Washington Monument?
  • Who are your U.S. Representatives and Senators, and how do they feel about issues that affect today's youth?
  • How many names are on the Vietnam Wall?
  • When did Washington D.C. become the nation's capital?
  • How many carats make up the Hope Diamond?
  • What does the American flag really stand for?


Vietnam War Memorial


What is Youth Tour?

More than 90 Missouri high school juniors join 1,500 students from 44 other states on the trip of a lifetime to Washington, D.C., every summer. Students attend a premiere youth leadership conference sponsored by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Highlights of the conference include breakout sessions on youth leadership, discussions on community issues and solutions, and motivational speeches by today's recognized leaders. You have the chance to meet your senators and representatives, too!


The Cool Places Youth Tour Delegate's SeeMt. Vernon

National Historic Memorials: A few include the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, Arlington National Cemetery and the Vietnam War Memorial.

Houses of Government: U.S. Capitol, Congress Chambers, Supreme Court, Library of Congress and the National Archives.

Favorite Area Landmarks: Mount Vernon, Smithsonian Institute, Ford's Theatre and the National Cathedral.


Sample of a Youth Tour Itinerary

History of the Rural Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C.

2018 Written Exam Study Packet

2018 Youth Tour Guidelines

2018 Youth Tour Application


Applications must be received in Boone Electric’s office, postmarked or email time-stamped by no later than Friday, March 16, 2018 at 5 p.m. No late entries will be accepted. 

2017 winners from left to right: Conner Squellati (Rock Bridge), Lydia Loethen (Hallsville), Sonya Hu (Rock Bridge) and Heather Dougan (Southern Boone).



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