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Youth Tour


2016 Youth Tour Winners L-R: Monica Jones- Boone-Apache HS, Skylar Goodwin- Cordell HS, Amy Freeman- Corn Bible Academy, & Joshua Reed- Cordell HS

Be on the lookout for CKEC Reps soon!

Over the next few weeks, CKEC reps, Lisa Willard and Devin Whittington, will begin visiting schools to share information on our Youth Tour contest.

Youth Tour is a week-long, all-expense-paid trip to Washington D.C.  Four high school juniors from CKEC’s service area will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. as winners of the Youth Tour Contest.

The students will spend the week touring the museums and visiting all of the historical monuments. In addition to visiting the museums and monuments, the Oklahoma winners have the opportunity to tour Mount Vernon, The U.S. Capitol, the Pentagon, Ford’s Theatre, enjoy a riverboat cruise on the Potomac River, and also spend time with winners from other states at NRECA’s Youth Day.

Included with their trip to Washington, D.C., the four students sponsored by CKEC will receive a $500 scholarship that is valid at any Oklahoma college, university, or technical college.

2017 Washington D.C. Youth Tour Contest Rules
Students must currently be classified as high school juniors attending a school in CKEC’s service area. It is not necessary that the student’s parents be members of CKenergy Electric

  1. Contestants will be required to write and present a letter of 250 – 700 words in length. The letter can be to anyone of importance (parent, preacher, elected official, teacher etc.) on a topic that is important to them.
  2. Essays must be typed and double spaced on only one side of the paper. Each page should be numbered in the top right corner and include site references.
  3. Attach a completed entry form to your letter. DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON THE LETTER. All judging is done on an anonymous basis.
  4. Entries will be judged on the basis of; (1) originality – 40%; (2) composition – 30%; (3) grammar, spelling &punctuation – 30%.
  5. Deadline for all entries is Noon on Friday, February 10, 2017. Be sure to keep a copy of your entry for your use should you be selected as a finalist.
  6. Eight finalists will be selected for a brief interview and to give oral presentations of their entries during the Youth Tour banquet in the spring. Judges will award the Washington D.C. trip and a $500 scholarship to the four highest scoring finalists. The runners-up win a $500 scholarship.
  7. Decisions of the judges are final. Dates for the 2017 Youth Tour are June 9-15.

    2017 Youth Tour Application