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Youth Tour & Cooperative Youth Summit

June 9-14, 2018
Experience Washington, D.C. with 1,800 high school juniors from across South Carolina and the country, meeting lawmakers and touring all the sights. The Trustee Association and The Electric Cooperatives of South Carolina will select two winners for an all-expenses-paid trip to our nation's capital. Round-trip plane ticket, hotel stay, tours and meals are all covered.

July 10-13, 2018
Experience South Carolina's capital like never before. Tour the Statehouse, meet lawmakers and see how co-ops are preparing for our state's energy future. Plus, there's plenty of fun with visits to popular Columbia attractions like Riverbanks Zoo & Garden. Hotel stay, tours and meals are all covered.

The deadline for applications is Friday, February 2, 2018

Winners will be notified no later than Monday, February 12, 2018

Questions? Call Van O'Cain at (803) 739-3048 or e-mail

To apply, complete the application below. We recommend you use a desktop computer or tablet.


Discussion Questions

In the text fields below each question, or in a separate Word document, please provide answers to all of the following questions. Be thorough in your answers. Be specific and detailed, but be brief. Provide examples where appropriate. Grammar, punctuation and spelling are important. If you wish to submit your answers in a separate document, attach document in the file upload box at the end the discussion questions.

Please obtain a recommendation letter from a school teacher or administrator or community leader. The letter should include how the writer knows you and should detail your qualifications. The writer should include a telephone number so that the letter may be verified and follow-up questions may be asked if necessary. Upload the letter here, or send it to Van O'Cain at 808 Knox Abbott Drive, Cayce, SC 29033
Please include a recent color photo of yourself so that we may use it for publicity purposes. A school photo is ideal but a good candid photo is acceptable. Photos may be in .jpg, .png or .gif format. Remember, this may be seen in our magazine and perhaps your local newspaper, so send your best photo.


If necessary, you may be asked to come into your local electric cooperative for an interview, or you may be called for a telephone interview.

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