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Youth Tour

Each June, three high school-aged students from Medina EC join more than 1,500 students from across the country (over 100 from Texas alone) for a rewarding, educational, one week experience in Washington, D.C. They have a unique opportunity to visit memorials, museums and see for themselves how our government works. All for FREE! Information on the contest is normally posted in October and the deadline is in December.

Details for the 2018 Youth Tour contest will be posted in late 2017.

This trip is organized by Texas Electric Cooperatives (TEC) and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Winners travel with other electric cooperative winners and chaperones. For more information, visit Since Medina EC began sending students in 2007, the cooperative has sent 30 students* on this trip of a lifetime.

*Number of students are through the 2016 trip.



2017 Youth Tour Contest Winners - Trip from June 7-16, 2017

Congratulations to the three students who will represent Medina EC on the 2017 Youth Tour trip!
Applicants were required to submit an essay on the topic: Have family relationships been affected by digital communication, for example, texting and social media? The winning essays are included below.

Cassandra Zerr

10th grade, D'Hanis HS


Emma Lessing

11th grade, Hondo HS


Jack Morgan

11th grade, Johnson HS




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