Co-op sponsors student leadership opportunity to Washington, D.C.

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DENTON — Choptank Electric Cooperative is now accepting applications for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) 2016 Youth Tour program which will take place June 12-16, 2016 in Washington, D.C. They are looking for five current high school juniors who are interested in politics, business, communications, history, or any other related field of study.
Youth Tour representatives are selected by Choptank Electric based on an application, 90 second first-round self-produced video, short essay, and, if applicable, a second-round interview. To qualify for this opportunity, students must be juniors whose parents or guardians are Choptank Electric members. Applications are due Feb. 19, 2016.
The applications are now available online at our website at www.choptankelectric.coop under Community tab, Youth Tour.  You can also check with your school guidance office or call Choptank Electric Cooperative’s Youth Tour Administrator, Elizabeth Gertsch, at 1-877-892-0001, extension 8640.
This amazing experience includes the opportunity to meet Congressman and Senators, visit the U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center, tour the Capitol building, see the Newseum (D.C.’s most interactive museum), local memorials and museums, and other historic sites. Along with the sites, candidates will meet over 1,500 other co-op member students from all across the country and your local Senators and Representatives. All expenses and transportation are paid for by Choptank Electric.

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