Attention high school juniors – Wake Electric will begin accepting applications for the 2019 Youth Tour on October 1.

Wake Electric is seeking applications from high school students for the annual Electric Cooperative Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. Step out of your comfort zone, and join North Carolina’s future leaders as they explore the nation’s capital.

The Youth Tour allows students to experience Washington, D.C., and learn more about how they can make a difference as young adults. Tourists will visit the Washington Monument, pay their respects at Arlington National Cemetery, meet elected officials and tour Smithsonian museums, all while building connections with peers and future leaders from across the nation.

Wake Electric will sponsor 2 local students to join the June 15-21, 2019 Youth Tour. The all-expense paid, week long tour is hosted by electric cooperatives nationwide and is a tradition more than 50 years strong. About 1,800 students from more than 40 states are expected to participate in 2018, and North Carolina’s electric cooperatives will send a delegation of nearly 45 students.

Co-op officials and past participants agree: the tour is the perfect way for the delegates to see democracy up close and in action.

Students entering their senior year in Fall 2019 are eligible to attend and are encouraged to apply. Applications for Youth Tour are available at Applications are due Dec. 12 at 5 p.m.  Click on “Youth Tour” from the Wake Electric website home page for more information and an application beginning Oct. 1.