Important: Please review the study booklet before taking the test. At the end of the test, there is an essay question, which will be judged by an impartial judge, not employed by Tri-County Electric Cooperative, in the event of a tie.
The essay question is: "How are cooperatives different from investor-owned utilities?"
*Open to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors in High School
*Student must reside in a home served by Tri-County Electric Cooperative
*Deadline February 22nd, 2019
Each year Tri-County Electric sponsors the ‘Youth to Washington’ program. The program is open to any high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, providing they haven’t already participated in the tour.
A total of three area high school students are selected to attend the Youth to Washington program each year in June. Those three students each represent one of the three counties served by Tri-County Electric Cooperative (Marion, Jefferson, and Washington). This well-chaperoned, educational program is sponsored by electric cooperatives throughout the nation.
The three winners of the Youth to Washington program and three alternates also participate in Illinois Rural Electric Youth Day in Springfield.
Requirements to earn the trip are simple. After studying the Youth Tour Study Booklet, the student must take a test consisting of true/false, multiple choice, and one essay question.
Students must reside in a home served by Tri-County and must be attending one of the high schools in Marion, Jefferson or Washington County. (Home School students may participate as well!).
This program allows three high school students living in a home served by Tri-County Electric Cooperative to win a week-long, expenses paid trip to the U.S. Capitol.
Lynn Hutchison, Director of Member Services
618-244-5151 ext. 234