Attention High School Juniors and Seniors!
2020 Government-in-Action Youth Tour!
June 17-26, 2020



You can WIN a week-trip to Washington D.C.!!

Experience the “Trip of a Lifetime“!!

You’re a Texas high school junior or senior.  You’re smart; you have big dreams.  Maybe you’ve never been out of the state, and maybe you’ve never flown on a plane, but you want to travel – to experience a big city, visit historic landmarks and meet people, and not just fellow high schoolers but influential public figures, like U.S. Representatives.

If that describes you, then you’re a candidate to apply for a slot on the Government-In-Action Youth Tour, an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 17-26, 2020, sponsored by Bartlett Electric Cooperative and organized by Texas Electric Cooperatives.

Youth Tour is an action-packed trip to the U.S. capital with about 125 of your peers and chaperones from across Texas.  You’ll visit the Washington National Cathedral, Arlington National Cemetery, Mount Vernon, Smithsonian Institution, memorials and more.

You could be a part of this legacy shared by the more than 3,800 past Texas Youth Tour students who have participated since 1965.

Students who have completed their sophomore year of high school and whose parent
or legal guardian is a member of Bartlett Electric Cooperative are eligible.

Contest Rules
Students must complete a 2019 Youth Tour Application and submit an essay not to exceed 500 wordsThe winners will be chosen according to originality
and content of his or her essay.  The winners will also be asked to give a brief summary of his or her trip at
BEC’s Annual Membership Meeting in June 2020 following the trip.

Essay topic

What unmet need or needs can you identify in your own community? How could the Cooperative Principles be used to help meet that need?
(The Cooperative Principles are attached to the application for reference)

2020 Youth Tour Application


If you need further information, please visit and or contact:

Carrie Wenzel
(254) 527-3829

Monday – Friday
8:00 – 5:00

Application and essay must be received
before 5:00 PM on January 31, 2020:

Bartlett Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Youth Tour Contest
27492 Hwy. 95
Bartlett, TX 76511
Attn: Carrie Wenzel