Sangre De Cristo Electric to Send Five Students on the 2019 Youth Tour to Washington, D.C.
Cotopaxi Junior-Senior High School students Justin and Victoria Robitaille and Buena Vista High School students Megan Armstrong, Rylie Flavin and Isabella Warholoski will represent their respective schools, communities and Sangre de Cristo Electric Association, Inc., at the 2019 Youth Tour held this June in Washington, D.C. They will join students from around the state in Denver for a day to get acquainted and learn about rural electric systems in Colorado before boarding a plane and flying to our nation’s capital for seven days.
Sponsored by their local rural electric cooperatives, students from all over the United States tour the sites around the D.C. area and meet with energy industry and government officials. More than 1,900 students attended the event in 2018. A full day is spent on Capitol Hill meeting with the Colorado congressional delegation and eating lunch in the cafeteria with congressional staffers. The students are introduced to issues faced by rural electric cooperatives on a state, as well as national, level.
This is an all-expenses-paid trip and the winners are selected based on their application and an essay on why they would be a good candidate for the experience.
The Youth Tour is open to area high school sophomores, juniors or seniors. Application packets are available for download from our Youth Tour page each year in early October. The deadline for application submissions is the beginning of January.
For more information, contact member services at 719-395-2412 or toll-free at 844-395-2412, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.