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Bandera Electric announces DC tour requirements

Bandera Electric Cooperative will send four students on an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC as part of the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. The 2011 Youth Tour will be take place from June 9 through June 17.
Students interested in participating must submit an application and essay by 5 pm Feb. 15. This year’s essay topic is “How would you get students more involved in energy efficiency and conservation?” Winners will be chosen based on the merit of the essay they submit and will be notified March 1.
To apply, students’ parents or legal guardians must be members of Bandera Electric Cooperative or receive service from Bandera Electric at their primary residence. Student participants must have completed their sophomore, junior or senior year in high school by June 2011 and must not have previously won the contest. For rules, eligibility information and an application, visit the “Youth Tour” section at www.banderaelectric.com/youthprograms.
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.
Established in 1938, Bandera Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a member-owned electric distribution cooperative located in Bandera County. It provides electric service to over 31,000 meters in seven Hill Country counties, including Bandera, Bexar, Kendall, Kerr, Medina, Real and Uvalde. BEC owns approximately $143 million in assets, including equipment in 15 power substations and over 4,300 miles of line. The co-op has about 95 employees.