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BEC accepting applications for DC tour


Bandera Electric Cooperative will send four area students on an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC as part of the 2013 Government-In-Action Youth Tour. The trip will be June 13-21.
Matthew Collie of Comfort, one of the 2011 Youth Tour winners, called the trip the "highlight of my summer." He acknowledged that with the trip, "horizons have been expanded."
Students who are interested in applying for the 2013 contest need to submit an application and essay by 5 pm on Feb. 13. Visit the Youth Tour section of our website at www.banderaelectric.com/youthprograms for rules, eligibility information, the essay prompt and an application. Winners will be chosen based on the merit of their essay and will be notified in March.
In order to apply, parents or legal guardians must be members of BEC or receive service from Bandera Electric at their primary residence. Applicants must have completed their sophomore, junior or senior year in high school by June 2012 and must not have previously won the contest.
The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour has brought high school students to Washington, DC since the late 1950s. Over 40,000 students from rural areas and small towns across America have participated in this unique program. BEC has sent 83 area students on the trip.