FARMINGTON, Minn. (January 21, 2008) — Dakota Electric Association will provide five high school juniors or seniors the opportunity to win an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C. as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Youth Tour, June 14-19.
Each June, more than 1,200 junior and senior students from across the country travel to Washington, D.C. for the NRECA Youth Tour. During the trip they learn about electric cooperatives and government, meet elected officials and tour national monuments and sites including the Smithsonian, the FBI building and more.
“We are happy to be able to offer this educational opportunity to our local students,” President and Chief Executive Officer Greg Miller said. “This is a great way to teach our young people about our national government and electric cooperatives.”
To apply, students can pick up an application form from their high school guidance counselor. Students may also download it off the web at www.dakotaelectric.com/youthdc.asp or pick one up at Dakota Electric’s Farmington office.
The application deadline is Feb. 18. Interviews are scheduled for March 4 and 6. For more information, call Peggy Johnson at 651-463-6110 or 1-800-874-3409, ext. 110.
A customer-owned, non-profit utility since 1937, Dakota Electric Association provides electricity to more than 99,000 members throughout Dakota County and portions of Goodhue, Rice and Scott counties. Dakota Electric, a Touchstone Energy Partner, serves its member/owners with integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community.