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Dakota Electric will send five local high school sophomores, juniors and seniors on an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 14-19 as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) Youth Tour. 

Sponsored by the nation’s electric cooperatives since 1958, the NRECA Youth Tour is designed to build leadership skills while educating young people about the cooperative business model and American history and government. 

Students can apply online or request an application from their guidance counselor. The application deadline is Feb. 18. Students must be available for an interview on March 10 or 15. Applicant’s household must be a member of Dakota Electric. Tell your family, friends and neighbors!