Now accepting essay submissions.


June 15-21, 2024

More than 1,500 high school students nationwide participate in the annual Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. The Youth Tour consists of a fast-paced, intense week of learning about history and government, visiting with the congressional delegation, and becoming more knowledgeable about the cooperative business model. This unique trip will give you the opportunity to watch history come alive as you explore the museums, memorials and monuments with students from your state, and make friendships that will last a lifetime.


Essay guidelines:

  • Be enrolled as a high school sophomore or junior during the 2023-24 school year.

  • You and your parents or guardian must be served by Nodak Electric Cooperative.

  • Submit an essay in hard copy or electronic format, which is not to exceed two standard 8.5” x 11” typewritten, double-spaced pages.

  • Submissions are judged by NDAREC Statewide Association; winner is selected in February.
  • Essays are due by January 19, 2024.

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