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RURAL ELECTRIC YOUTH LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY

October 14, 2014

The Lincoln County Power District No. 1, in conjunction with other rural utilities in Nevada, is providing an opportunity for local high school juniors to participate in the Rural Electric Youth Tour.  The Rural Electric Youth Tour brings over 1,500 high school students to Washington, D.C., every June, since the early 1960s. To date, nearly 50,000 students from rural areas and small towns all over America have participated in this unique program.  We are seeking four students from Lincoln County to participate in this event who will join with other rural Nevada students in representing the State.

Students on the tour learn about rural electric utilities, American history and U.S. government.   In addition students participate in leadership training and engage in one-on-one conversations with elected officials.  This is more than a sight-seeing trip of Washington, DC.  There is a strong educational component - teaching the importance of being an active participant in our democracy.  A highlight of the trip is to meet and talk with your representatives in the House and the Senate.

Being selected for this opportunity is an honor which will demonstrate your leadership potential and can be highlighted on college applications and job resumes.  Students are selected for this program by their local electric utility based on the overall strength of the applicant. If you want to join this Washington tradition, contact Lincoln County Power District No. 1 or high school career center for additional information.

We believe by investing in today’s youth, we are investing in the future. We know some of the brightest students reside right here in Lincoln County, and we want to give you an opportunity to experience the past, present and future of our country.  For many, it will inspire a future in law, government, military or political sciences.  For others, perhaps careers at a rural utility like the Lincoln County Power District. One thing is certain; none of the participants will leave Washington, D.C. without a new-found appreciation for our freedoms.

To be considered, please complete the attached application form and essay.  Not an outstanding essay writer? Not to worry!  The intent of this part of the application is to express why you would be a good candidate and what you hope to gain from the experience.  The essay is not judged on grammar and style, but rather on content and thought. 

Please visit the Youth Tour site (www.youthtour.coop) for more information about the NRECA Youth Tour or call Dave Luttrell at the Power District at 775-962-5122.

Applications are due January 15, 2015.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE AN APPLICATION FOR THIS GREAT OPPORTUNITY, CALL THE OFFICE AND ONE WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU.

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