Each year Ozark Electric sponsors an essay contest to select two area high school juniors to represent the Cooperative on the National Rural Electric Youth Tour -- an exciting week-long, all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. in June!
These two Ozark Electric delegates travel with approximately 80 students from across Missouri for a week of sightseeing, learning, and fun! Missouri delegates and their parents will attend a banquet and orientation in Jefferson City the first night before delegates fly out the next day to D.C. Read on!
*Student eligibility. This contest is open to any current high school junior attending a school located in one of the nine counties served by Ozark Electric Cooperative (Barry, Christian, Dade, Greene, Jasper, Lawrence, Newton, Polk, or Stone counties). *Immediate family members of Ozark Electric employees or board members are ineligible to compete.
Essay Requirements: Each contestant is required to write and submit a typewritten, double-spaced essay of at least 300, but not more than 500, words in length. Download the attached brochure for this year's essay title and other detailed information. The exact date of the early March deadline can be found inside the brochure.
Youth Leadership Council: Each year while in Washington DC, Missouri selects one of its Youth Tour delegates as the Youth Leadership Council (YLC) representative who then travels around the state and nation meeting new people, speaking at conferences, and representing our State for a whole school year. It's another opportunity of a lifetime, and you could be that person!
Missouri CYCLE: Ozark Electric's Youth Tour 3rd & 4th place runners-up will attend the all-expenses-paid, three-day Cooperative Youth Conference & Leadership Experience (CYCLE) in Jefferson City in July. At this conference you will learn 1) leadership skills, 2) Missouri Government, and 3) the Cooperative form of business in a FUN, FAST, & FRIENDLY atmosphere!
Any questions??? Feel free to call Linda at 1-800-947-6393, ext. 2317.