Washington Youth Tour
More than 40,000 students from rural areas and small towns all over the nation have participated in this unique program. Students on the tour learn about electric cooperatives, American History and U.S. government. They also participate in National Youth day, visit with their representatives in the House and the Senate, and explore the attractions around Washington, D.C. The Washington Youth Tour has been taking place annually since the early 1960s. Habersham EMC sponsors two high school juniors from our service area to take part in the all-expense-paid trip. HEMC has been participating in the program since 1999.
Eligibility and Entry Form
Applicants must be a high school junior at least 16 years of age. Applicants must attend a high school or be homeschooled in the Habersham EMC service area.
Contacts at HEMC
Nicole Dover is the Washington Youth Tour coordinator at HEMC. She can be reached at 706-754-2114, 706-865-4362, or 1-800-640-6812; Nicole is at ext. 222.
HEMC Test Information
After submitting a completed entry form to HEMC, applicants will receive reading materials at least two weeks prior to the testing date. Applicants come to the HEMC headquarters in Clarkesville to participate in a two-part selection process consisting of a written test and an interview. Each part counts as 50% of the score. The two applicants with the highest scores were chosen to represent Habersham EMC on the tour, June 13-20, 2013.
Washington Youth Tour Winners 2013
Habersham Central High School
White County High School
www.georgiaemc.com - Washington Youth Tour
YouTube - Youth Tour Video
National Rural Electric Cooperative Association's Youth Tour site