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Government-in-Action Youth Tour
Government-in-Action Youth Tour
Carrie Franco
Thursday, December 05, 2019


Government-in-Action Youth Tour – Application Deadline January 24, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

Three high school students from the Central Texas Electric Co-op service area will be selected to participate in the 2020 Government-in-Action Youth Tour. Participation is open to high school students who have completed their sophomore year by May 2020. Students whose parents or guardians are members of CTEC are eligible. The CTEC electric account must be in the name of the parent or guardian.

All expenses for the tour (except personal items such as souvenirs etc.) will be paid by the co-op for the three winners of an essay contest. CTEC winners will join youths from throughout Texas on June 17th in Austin, Texas, and spend the 18th visiting the Governor’s Mansion, the State Capital and several other places. They will arrive in Washington D.C. June 19th, and return home June 25th. Chaperones will be provided by sponsoring Cooperatives. CTEC will provide transportation to and from Austin, Texas.


Essays of 500 words or less must be submitted in the CTEC Headquarters office in Fredericksburg Texas by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 24, 2020. The topic of this year’s essay is “What does it mean to you to be an American?” Winning essays will be selected by independent judges and will be judged on originality (40%), knowledge of topic (30%), composition (10%), neatness (10%), and grammar (10%).

Mail entries to: Patricia Stehling, Central Texas Electric Co-op P.O. Box 553, Fredericksburg, Texas 78624-0553  

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