2022 Washington Youth Tour Winners

Eleventh graders, from left, Evan Brooks, Marshul Sheehan, Ian Weiss, and Catrina Duncan, earned an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., in 2022. Photo by Julia Garringer

The evening of January 10, 2022 was an exciting night for 4 local eleventh grade students. The students, whose parents, or guardians are Mohave Electric Cooperative (MEC) members, were selected to represent MEC in the annual Washington Youth Tour. The week-long excursion allows the students to interact with others from all over the country, visit our Capitol’s landmarks, and learn about our country’s extensive history. The annual Youth Tour takes place June 2022 in Washington, D.C.

MEC selects participants from applicants through a competitive process that includes an essay and presentation before a panel of judges. All applicants must be high school juniors and receive parental or guardian permission to apply.

From there, qualifying students are invited to an in-person presentation. The selected students present to a committee of judges sourced from the local community. Lorrie Duggins from Bullhead City Police Department, Jeff Gift from River Rock Promotions & Printing, Adam Leprich from TWN Communications, and Terri Sponder from Sponder & Associates Real Estate. MEC thanks those judges that gave their time to help select the winning students.

MEC would like to formally congratulate 2022 Washington Youth Tour winners Evan Brooks, Catrina Duncan, Marshul Sheehan, and Ian Weiss for presenting in front of the judges and practicing their public speaking skills. We encourage all 2022 junior class students to apply for the 2023 Washington Youth Tour. Details about this program can be found on our website. Application process begins in October 2022.