BULLHEAD CITY, AZ – The evening of January 10, 2022 was an exciting night for 4 local eleventh-grade students. The students, whose parents, or guardians are MEC members, were selected to represent Mohave Electric Cooperative 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. This year the volunteer judges consisted of 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 on our Washington Youth Tour page. Application process begins in October 2022.
Founded in 1946, Mohave Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit utility providing reliable, cost-effective power to 36,700 members, 43,500 meters, with more than 1,555 miles of line spanning areas from Bullhead City to Topock on the west, Hualapai to Burro Creek to the south, and Nelson to the east. MEC is an equal opportunity provider and employer.