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Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

2021 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to be conducted virtually.

EnergyUnited has been informed that the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) has canceled the in-person trip to Washington, D.C. this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, the experience will be offered for students to participate in virtually this June. We understand this decision is disappointing for applicants who applied for this opportunity. However, EnergyUnited and North Carolina’s electric cooperatives are committed to delivering an equally exciting experience for students who are selected to participate in the virtual event that will be held this June.

We also understand that several new students may be interested in applying for this youth leadership opportunity now that this decision has been announced. Therefore, we are reopening our application period for all students who are interested in applying for the NC Virtual Youth Tour this June. Interested students can still apply online using the link below.

All EnergyUnited applicants must reside in a home or attend a high school serviced by EnergyUnited.

Qualifying Schools:

  • Central Davidson Sr. High
  • Davie County Early College
  • Davie County High
  • Hopewell High
  • Ledford High
  • North Iredell High
  • South Davidson High
  • West Iredell High
  • William Amos Hough High


EnergyUnited is dedicated to building a brighter energy future for its members by supporting beneficial electrification initiatives and by continuing to increase its utilization of renewable energy resources. When you think of a brighter energy future for your community, what do you envision? How can electric cooperatives like EnergyUnited support your vision?


***We are no longer accepting applications for the 2021 Virtual Youth Tour.** 


Youth Tour winners

EnergyUnited selected two high school students to attend the 2020 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, D.C in June: Gavin Gallimore of Lexington, NC and Toni Winiker of Davidson, NC.

Gallimore,16, is a junior at Central Davidson High School. In addition to serving as the Junior Class Secretary, Gallimore is also a member of the Central Davidson FCA, FFA, the National Honor Society and enjoys running track and cross country.

Winiker, 17, is a junior at William A. Hough High School and currently serves as HOSA Junior Class Representative. Winiker’s academic achievements also include her selection to join the school’s AP Capstone Program, National Honor Society, Math National Honor Society and the AP Ambassadors Program.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Electric Cooperative Youth Tour was canceled; however, the dates for the 2021 Youth Tour have been confirmed: June 20 – 26, 2021.


2020 Youth Tour Winners Gallimore & Winiker

2020 Youth Tour Winners Toni Winiker & Gavin Gallimore.


2019 Youth Tour Winners Olivia Kastor and Julia McClain

2019 Youth Tour Winners Olivia Kastor and Julia McClain.

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