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Applications are being accepted for 2015 Youth Day and Youth Tour



Clinton County Electric Cooperative will again sponsor up to 12 area sophomores or juniors to attend Youth Day in Springfield to be held on March 25, 2015, sponsored by the Cooperative and the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives. Of these 12, two will be selected to go to Washington DC from June 12-19, 2015 for an all-expense paid tour.

Youth Day in Springfield and Youth Tour to Washington DC are open to high school sophomores and juniors that are children of Clinton County Electric Cooperative members. (Children of Clinton County Electric Cooperative board of directors or employees may attend at their own expense.)

A panel of judges will choose up to 12 students who will participate with more than 125 other youths from other Illinois electric cooperatives in Illinois Rural Electric Youth Day in Springfield set for Wednesday, March 25, 2015. The day’s activities in Springfield will include touring the State Capitol complex, visiting with legislators and a luncheon. Transportation to Youth Day in Springfield will be provided by the Cooperative.

Of the 12 students attending Youth Day in Springfield, two will have the opportunity to participate in the Washington DC Youth Tour. The two local winners will join approximately 70 other Illinois students who are winners of similar contests sponsored by other Illinois electric cooperatives. They will travel on air-conditioned buses, leaving on June 12 and returning June 19. While in Washington DC, they will visit such attractions as the White House, U.S. Capitol, Smithsonian Institution, Arlington National Cemetery, Lincoln Monument and many other national monuments and places of interest.

Applications are available at Completed applications need to be returned to the cooperative office no later than February 23, 2015. Feel free to contact Carrie Trame at with any additional questions.

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