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Youth Tour

Youth Tour

Each June, three high school aged-students from Medina EC join more than 1,500 students from across the country (over 130 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!

This trip is organized by Texas Electric Cooperatives (TEC) and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Associations (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 sponsored 36 students* on this trip of a lifetime.

2019 Youth Tour Winners Announced

Three students from the Medina EC service area will join 1,500 others from across the country on the “trip of a lifetime” June 12 - 21 as part of the Government-in-Action Youth Tour. 

Angela Miranda of Rio Grande City, Jose Rodriguez of Castroville and Hannah Faith Smith of Batesville won the 2019 Youth Tour contest. In addition to their trip, the contest winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

The kids will first visit the Capitol in Austin and then head to Washington, D.C. where they will visit major landmarks, meet their elected officials, and learn about the US and cooperative history.

Watch for information on the 2020 Youth Tour contest starting in October 2019. If you have any questions, please send an email to

Angela Miranda Jose Rodriguez Hannah Faith Smith


* - Number of students through the 2018 trip.

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