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Coastal Electric Cooperative accepting Washington Youth Tour applications
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Last year’s participants in Coastal Electric Cooperative’s Washington Youth Tour. From left are: Joshua Brown of McIntosh County Academy, Jackson Bixler and Elle Jacobsson of Richmond Hill High School, Kameron Francis of McIntosh County Academy, Cole Powell of Bradwell Institute and Liam Lyle of Liberty County High School.

Six local high school juniors will soon be selected for the leadership experience of a lifetime.

Coastal Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for Washington Youth Tour, an all-expenses-paid week in the nation’s capital, set for June 13-20. The Washington Youth Tour brings hundreds of students from across the country together for a fun, educational and rewarding experience.

In addition to the trip, each winning Coastal Electric Cooperative delegate will receive a $1,000 cash college scholarship and be featured on the cover of Georgia Magazine.

To be eligible for the Youth Tour, students must attend Richmond Hill High School, Bradwell Institute, Liberty County High School or McIntosh County Academy. Students who attend private schools but whose parents are members of Coastal Electric Cooperative may also apply. Applicants must be high school juniors; at least 16 years old by June 1, 2019; and have a parent’s or guardian’s permission to enter and participate.

The deadline to apply for the 2019 trip is Sunday, Feb. 17.

To apply online, visit CoastalElectric.Coop/washington-youth-tour, or call 912-880-2234 to speak with Washington Youth Tour Coordinator Robin Farthing.

Coastal Electric Cooperative sponsors local students to attend the Washington Youth Tour through the Coastal Electric Cooperative Foundation, and through members’ participation in Operation Round Up, in which they allow their electric bills to be rounded up to the next whole dollar and invested back into the community.  

Coastal Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit, community-owned electric cooperative providing electricity and related services to more than 19,000 member-consumers in Bryan, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties. 

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