WAKE FOREST, N.C. – The deadline to apply for an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. and a $1,000 scholarship for college, sponsored by Wake Electric, is approaching soon. All applications for this exciting opportunity are due to Wake Electric by March 15 at 5 p.m.

The trip will be from June 14-21, 2013. Students who win the two available North Carolina Rural Electric Youth Tour spots, sponsored by Wake Electric, will join 1,500 high school students from across the U.S. to learn about electric cooperatives, American history and the United States government. Students also visit the historic sites of the nation’s capital and will also get a chance to meet with their congressional leaders.

Applicants must be current high school juniors in Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance or Wake counties. Applicants do not have to live in households served by Wake Electric in order to win.

Students must go on the trip to Washington, D.C. in order to receive the college scholarship. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the winning students the following year upon proof of enrollment in a college or university.

To download an application, visit Wake Electric’s website atwww.wemc.com/youthtours.aspx. Applicants will be notified of their status by mid April.

For details on the youth tour, visit www.youthtour.coop.

Youth Tourist 2013 winners from across North Carolina will also be eligible to apply for and win one of three annual scholarships: The Gwyn B. Prince Youth Tour Scholarship ($2,500); The Katie Bunch Memorial Scholarship ($2,000) and the Youth Leadership Council Scholarship ($2,000).

If you have any questions, please contact Wake Electric at communications@wemc.com or (919) 863-6312.

The Youth Tour is funded through voluntary member and employee donations through the Operation RoundUp program.

Wake Electric is an electric utility providing reliable, safe and affordable energy and related services to 36,000 consumers in parts of Durham, Franklin, Granville, Johnston, Nash, Vance and Wake counties.


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