WASHINGTON DC YOUTH TOUR
Mohave Electric Cooperative is proud to participate in the National Rural Electric Cooperative Washington, D.C. Youth Tour. This year marks the 20th year that Mohave has offered this once in a lifetime experience for two junior high school students whose parents or guardians are members of Mohave Electric.
Each year, Mohave sponsors two high school juniors to participate as representatives of the Mohave Electric Cooperative service area. The week-long trip to our nation’s Capitol takes place yearly in June Winners of the 2011 competition, held January 10th, are Susan Lee and Jamie Wolf, both from Mohave High School. Hunter Brown, also from Mohave High School was selected as an alternate. Hunter Brown, also from Mohave High School was selected as an alternate.
Lee and Wolff will join more than 1,400 students from electric cooperatives across the nation for the Youth Tour program that provides the opportunity to visit historical sites and experience the workings of our country’s government.
The process begins with students submitting an application and essay to compete in the competition. Semi-finalists are selected to give an oral presentation before a panel of local community leaders who serve as judges. Topics include climate change legislation, energy independence and reducing our country’s use of foreign oil, energy supply and cost, and comparison between not-for-profit cooperative business models and investor owned corporations.
Judges rank the speakers based on content, subject knowledge, organization, delivery, eye contact, appearance and use of visual aids. Two students and one alternate are then selected to represent Mohave Electric Cooperative.
The Youth Tour is an opportunity for students to meet students from across the country, make new friends, to see highlights of our national history and experience first-hand what it is like to be involved in government and today’s social issues.
Mohave is proud to contribute to our community through the D.C. Youth tour. It’s our commitment to community. It’s the coo-operative difference.
For information, call Lori Fonzi, Mohave Electric Public Affairs Specialist at 928-758-0579.