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Youth Tour

Rural Electric Youth Tour offers high school juniors the opportunity to visit Washington, D.C. for a week and experience all the beauty and history of our nation's capital. Youth Tour participants will have the opportunity to see the U.S. Capitol, meet with congressmen from their state, tour national monuments and memorials, and visit the National Zoo as well as the Smithsonian museums. While on tour students attend an All States Dinner Dance where they will have the chance to meet students from across the country. Best of all, Youth Tour is an all-expenses paid trip!  Watch a great video here!

PEC selects the winners from students who take a written test over material about rural electrification. Local high schools are given the opportunity to participate as a host testing site each fall. This test is also administered on select dates at PECís headquarters. The Youth Tour test is now closed for this year, however, study materials are still available to download or can be mailed upon request. Download Youth Tour study materials here.

At the conclusion of the testing dates, an invitation is extended to the students receiving the top 10 scores on these tests in order to compete in an interview competition. Three judges are selected from outside PEC's service territory to conduct the interviews and select the winners of PEC's Youth Tour competition. These judges select the two winners from the top 10 competitors. The two winners receive an all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C. and travel with other students from across the state who win similar contests.

Questions about Youth Tour or need additional information? We encourage interested students and parents to visit or contact PEC by phone: (580) 272-1529 or by email:

Below are PEC's 2017 Youth Tour delegates (l-r): Hannah Price of Ada High School and Cheyenne Falland of Vanoss High School. Along with the other 8 finalists that were selected by the judges.