Seeking applicants for D.C. Youth Tour

Seeking applicants for D.C. Youth Tour

February 7, 2017

Grand Rapids, MN – Most students may not have an opportunity to visit Washington, D.C., this year, but at least one will be sponsored by Lake Country Power to attend the Rural Electric Youth Tour. The co-op is seeking high school juniors and seniors to apply for an opportunity to be selected as this year’s Youth Tour representative.

Averie Seibert of McGregor was selected among 10 qualifying
applications to attend the 52nd Rural Electric Youth Tour
in June 2016.

In addition to an application process, the student’s parents must receive electricity from Lake Country Power for students to qualify.

More than 1,700 students nationwide and 40 students in Minnesota will be sponsored by their local electric cooperative. While on tour, students meet with elected representatives in the U.S. House and Senate to discuss the process of government and issues of the day, while increasing their knowledge of electric cooperatives and American history. Students from Minnesota also travel together with chaperones to explore the main attractions of Washington, D.C. 

Since 1957, the nation’s electric cooperatives have sponsored more than 40,000 high school juniors and seniors on the Rural Electric Youth Tour.

Students may apply by visiting to download the Rural Electric Youth Tour application (under “Community” go to “Youth Tour”), or call Lake Country Power at 800-421-9959, ext. 7152, to request an application.

The deadline is March 3 when applications must be received by 4:30 p.m. at Lake Country Power’s service center in Grand Rapids. The Youth Tour is scheduled for June 10 – 15, 2017. More information, pictures, video and tour highlights are available online at and   

Lake Country Power,, is a Touchstone Energy® cooperative serving parts of eight counties in northeastern Minnesota. The rural electric cooperative provides services to nearly 43,000 members and has offices located in Grand Rapids, Kettle River and Mountain Iron.

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