2019 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

Each year, EnergyUnited seeks applicants for the 2019 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington D.C.. The next Rural Electric Youth Tour is scheduled for June 15-21, 2019.

We are excited to announce that we have chosen this year’s winners! Olivia Kastor of Statesville, NC and Julia McClain of Troutman, NC. will be attending the special event this year.

The program is open to  high school sophomores and juniors in EnergyUnited’s 19 county service area (see restrictions below). Participants must complete an application form, write a brief essay and submit a resume in order to be considered.

2019 Youth Tour winners, Olivia Kastor and Julia McClain

2019 Youth Tour winners, Olivia Kastor and Julia McClain

Olivia and Julia will join 1,500 high school students from the U.S. to learn about electric cooperatives, American history, and the United States government. Students will also visit the historic sites of the nation’s capital, explore museums, memorials, monuments and get a chance to meet with their congressional leaders. they’ll also meet with Youth Tour alumni who serve as interns or staffers on Capitol Hill. Representing EnergyUnited on this trip is an excellent way to bolster college applications and have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to bond with fellow students.



  • Students must reside in a home OR attend a high school serviced by EnergyUnited (see our website to confirm if you live in our service area or see below for qualifying schools)
    Schools that qualify
Central Davidson Sr. High
South Davidson High
Ledford High
Davie County Early College
Davie County High
North Iredell High
West Iredell High
Hopewell High
William Amos Hough High



Please write a 500 word letter to an elected official. The letter may be addressed to any: state, local, national representative or the President of the United States and should be on a topic important to you.

1) In the future, our country will demand more energy as technology develops. As a young leader, please explain how technology will change the way we consume energy over the next five-ten years.


2) Please write a letter to an elected official about a topic important to you. The letter may be addressed to any: state, local, national representative or the President of the United States.


“There are no words to truly describe the life-changing experience that I had at the NC Youth Tour. It was my profound honor to represent EnergyUnited during this journey, and I will be forever thankful for the doors that this venture has opened for me.”


— Chetan Singalreddy, 2017 Youth Tour Winner

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