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Washington Youth Tour

Washington Youth Tour

An all-expenses-paid trip to our nation’s capital, June 10-15, 2017.

Once a year, York Electric makes it possible for two high school juniors to join dozens of other South Carolina students as part of the Washington Youth Tour — a six-day, all-expense paid educational experience in Washington, DC.

Well over a thousand high school students, all sponsored by electric cooperatives from throughout the United States, converge on our nation’s capital to take part in this up-close look at history — both made and in-the-making.

The itinerary for the tour during a given year varies depending on the events and exhibits available.

Typical activities include visits to the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, tours of the Capitol, the White House and Smithsonian, rides down the Potomac on chartered boats and prime seating for shows at Ford’s Theater or other performing arts venues.

South Carolina students also meet with their representatives and senators.

The tour, scheduled for the third week in June of each year, is designed to get students involved in the political process by giving them firsthand knowledge of our government in operation.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 3, 2017, contact Porter Gable at York Electric, 803-818-5620, or your local guidance office.


YEC delegates for 2016


2016 YEC Youth Tour Delegate, Claire Nelson

Claire Nelson

Claire Nelson
School: Nation Ford High School
Parent: Daughter of Ann and David Nelson
Career goal: Aspires to be an engineer




YEC Washington Youth Tour Delegate, Jaida "Jade" Potts

Jaida “Jade” Potts

Jaida “Jade” Potts
School: Fort Mill High School
Parent: Daughter of Nigel Potts and Crystal Davis
Career goal: Aspires to work in politics and/or banking