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Win A Trip To D.C.


After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lamar Electric is proud to sponsor two high school students from its service area to participate in an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 12 – 21, 2022.

Since their founding more than 80 years ago, Texas’ electric cooperatives have been committed to empowering the communities they serve. Of course, that mission includes providing electricity, but it’s so much more than that. Co-ops power homes and businesses across rural and suburban Texas and invest time, energy, and compassion into improving their members’ quality of life.

That means investing in our young people, the leaders of tomorrow. And one of the ways Lamar Electric Cooperative works to empower local youths is through the Government-in-Action Youth Tour, a 10-day, guided trip to Austin and Washington, D.C.

Texas’ electric cooperatives sent their first Youth Tour delegation to Washington in 1965. The group of 58 deserving teens joined their peers from across Co-op Country to explore the capital, meet with their congressional representatives to discuss important issues, and broaden their view of the world. Since then, more than 4,400 Texas students have gone on an unforgettable trip.

To become part of this enduring legacy and represent Lamar Electric on Youth Tour, go to https://lamarelectric.coop/2022-youth-tour and complete the 2022 youth tour application process.

Eligible entrants must:

  • Be a high school student in 10th, 11th or 12th
  • Live full time in a residence served by Lamar Electric Cooperative or attend one of the three schools served by Lamar Electric: Prairiland, Detroit, or Faith Christian.
  • Complete the Youth Tour application process that includes: 1) Online Application, 2) 1-2 minute self-interview video that includes a personal introduction and your plans after high school, and 3) Written essay on this years’ topic: “What are the Future Sources of Electricity in the United States?”

We must receive the application, video, and essay no later than 5:00 pm on January 31, 2022. Submissions must include all three elements listed above. We will not consider incomplete submissions.

For more information about Youth Tour, visit TexasYouthTour.com and YouthTour.org or contact Lamar Electric Cooperative at (903) 784-4303 or youthtour@lamarelectric.coop.