Plans are underway for the 2020 Youth to Washington Tour and Essay Contest. The tour is scheduled for June 19-26, 2020 with an orientation meeting in Great Falls on June 19. Airfare from Great Falls to Washington, D.C., is paid along with lodging, meals and admission to events. Contest rules are:
The student must be a junior or senior in high school in the fall of 2020.
The student cannot be a prior winner of the youth tour.
The student and/or parent or guardian must be served by a rural electric cooperative that is a member of the Montana Electric Cooperatives’ Association.
The student must write an essay of 400 words or less (double spaced) on the topic:"How can electricity be used to save and improve lives- especially in developing nations?"
Essays should include a cover page with the student’s name, address, telephone number and the cooperative’s name. Essays and applications are due November 29, 2019. Mail them to: Youth Tour Essay Contest, Fergus Electric Cooperative, 84423 US Highway 87, Lewistown, MT 59457.
Montana Electric Cooperatives’ Association in Great Falls selects a state winner and Fergus Electric also sponsors a student. For additional information, contact Erika at 538-3465.
Each June, 25 Montana high school juniors and seniors go to Washington, D.C. as young ambassadors for rural electric cooperatives. Representatives are selected by writing an essay on a specific topic. Information and the topic will appear on this page in October and in the Fergus Features newsletter in Rural Montana at the same time. The winners for 2019 was Zackary Thomas of Hobson.