What is the Government-in-Action Youth Tour?
Every June, as many as 1,500 high school students from across the country spend a week in the nation's capital as part of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association's Youth Tour. The students are sponsored by electric cooperatives – cooperatives that are committed to educating America's rural youth about America and the role electric cooperatives play in developing strong rural communities.
Participating in the Youth Tour is an excellent way to learn about our nation, develop leadership skills, gain a better understanding of electric cooperatives, and make friendships that will last beyond the week!
Dates: June 19-26, 2020.
On November 1, 2019, Mora-San Miguel Electric Cooperative, Inc. (MSMEC) was proud to announce its commitment to sponsor two high school students who are dependents of an active Member of the Cooperative to represent MSMEC during an all-expense paid Youth Tour of Washington D. C. this coming summer. High School Principal/Counselor(s) were provided a letter and information on the Youth Tour to share with junior and senior students. MSMEC service territory includes the high schools of Mora, Pecos, Wagon Mound, Robertson, West Las Vegas and Santa Rosa.
Students interested in applying to represent MSMEC during this annual event, supervised by the New Mexico Rural Electric Cooperative Association, were asked to present a one page essay describing the following topic: “How Electric Cooperatives in New Mexico are to comply with the New Mexico Energy Transition Act”. The essays submitted were read and scored by the MSMEC Board during their Board Meeting of January 30, 2020. The Board selected and notified the two students of their selection to take part in this great all-expense paid learning experience.
The students selected are Shanay Casados from Mora High School and Ava Martinez from West Las Vegas High School. The Youth Tour of Washington, D.C. shall take place on June 19-26, 2020. Students selected to represent MSMEC will join students selected from the other participating Coops in New Mexico and other States in touring Washington, D.C. Congratulations to Shanay and Ava!!