Washington Youth Tour

Creative Writing and Scholarship Program

More than 6,000 high school juniors from across Tennessee have participated in the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. Tri-County Electric is proud to be a part of this exciting program for our youth.

Before you lies a unique opportunity. Winners of the Electric Cooperative Writing Contest not only earn spots on a once-in-a-lifetime tour of our nation’s capital, but they also qualify for additional trips and thousands of dollars in scholarships and have a chance to network with other young leaders from across the nation.

Visit the official tour website for more about the trip, stories from previous delegates, details about requirements and resources to help you write the best short story. It will also tell you a little bit more about electric cooperatives and the reasons they provide this exciting opportunity to students in the communities they serve.

2024 Electric Cooperative Writing Contest Winners

Each year Tri-County Electric partners with our statewide organizations in Tennessee and Kentucky to sponsor the Electric Cooperative Writing Contest. Winners also qualify for thousands of dollars in scholarships. High school juniors are asked to submit a short story...

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TRI-COUNTY ELECTRIC TAKES LOCAL STUDENTS TO WASHINGTON, D.C.

Tri-County Electric, Lafayette – Two students from Tri-County Electric service area spent a week in the nation’s capital as delegates of the 2023 Washington Youth Tour. Bailey Massengille, Red Boiling Springs High School and Anna Grace Blythe, Metcalfe County High...

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Electric Cooperative Writing Contest Winners

Each year Tri-County Electric partners with our statewide organizations in Tennessee and Kentucky to sponsor the Electric Cooperative Writing Contest. Winners also qualify for thousands of dollars in scholarships. High school juniors are asked to submit a short story...

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Tri-County Electric’s 2021 Youth Tour Winners

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) made the decision to cancel the 2021 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour (also known as the Washington Youth Tour) amid concerns over COVID-19. For over 50 years, teens from rural America have been coming to...

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Tri-County Electric’s 2020 Electric Youth Tour Winners

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) made the decision to cancel the 2020 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour (also known as the Washington Youth Tour) amid concerns over COVID-19. For over 50 years, teens from rural America have been coming to...

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2020 Washington Youth Tour Competition

2020 Washington Youth Tour Competition

The 2020 Washington Youth Tour Competition opens for this unforgettable trip. Your prize for showing the benefits of cooperative power: an unforgettable trip to Washington, D.C., June 19-25, 2020, with nearly 2,000 other students your age from across the country. Each...

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