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Entries open for co-ops' Youth to Washington program

Posted: Feb. 5, 2020 12:40 am Updated: Feb. 5, 2020 12:45 am

QUINCY — Four area high school sophomores or juniors will win an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 19 through June 26 in an annual contest sponsored by Adams Electric Cooperative and Adams Telephone Co-Operative.

Interested students must complete a short answer application. After reviewing all applications, judges from each cooperative will select up to 34 applicants to represent the cooperatives at Illinois Electric and Telephone Youth Day in Springfield on March 31. Participants will visit the State Capitol, the old capitol building and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum. At the conclusion of Youth Day, judges from the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives will interview the applicants. Two winners will be selected for each cooperative for an eight-day all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., in June. One alternate will be named for each cooperative in case one of the winners is unable to attend.

The four winners of Youth Day will spend one week in Washington, D.C., visiting places of historical interest, as well as members of Congress, and getting a firsthand view of the U.S. government in action. Students also will learn more about the role cooperatives play in our nation.

The application can be found at adamselectric.coop or by calling one of the cooperatives.

For more information about the Youth to Washington program, call Laura Bergman at Adams Electric Cooperative at 800-232-4797 or Bridgette Northern at Adams Telephone Co-Operative at 877-696-4611.

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