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Youth Tour makes powerful impression on local students

The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. plants the seeds of leadership, fosters understanding, and builds connections that often last a lifetime. Just ask Nick Nyblom and Molly Gunderson, our representatives on last year’s trip.

“I will most remember the incredible people I met during the trip and the enduring friendships I made,” said Nick. “Capitol Hill is one of the most amazing places on earth. It is very inspiring to see the great building and meet the legislators.”

“We were able to sit in on a Senate debate on gun control, meet with Representatives Jason Lewis and Rick Nolan and Senator Tina Smith,” Molly said. “Meeting with them made me realize I have a voice, and electric cooperatives, standing together, have a strong voice.”

The 2019 tour, which will be held June 15-20, is open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. We sponsor two students on the six-day, all-expense-paid educational tour. To be eligible, a student’s parent or guardian must be an ECE member. 

“Anyone who has a chance should apply for this once-in-a-lifetime trip,” said Molly.

“It was very meaningful to me to see the grandeur of our nation’s capital, the beauty, history and greatness behind our vast nation,” Nick said. “I would eagerly do it over again if I could.”

Students may request an application by emailing or call 1-800-254-7944, ext. 8031. Completed applications and essays are due Feb. 11, 2019. Tour information

Molly Gunderson and Nick Nyblom

Molly Gunderson and Nick Nyblom

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