Deadline looms for Youth Tour applicants

By: For the Daily Journal

WADESBORO — Pee Dee Electric is seeking applications from students interested in going on “the trip of a lifetime” to Washington, D.C. with the annual Electric Cooperative Youth Tour.

Those chosen to attend the June 10-16, 2017 Tour will see democracy at work in meetings with North Carolina’s congressional delegation, practice networking and leadership skills, and visit sites such as the Washington Monument, Arlington National Cemetery and Smithsonian museums, according to Ashley Haynes, communications specialist for Pee Dee Electric.

High school students who will be a junior or senior during the 2017-2018 school year, and who are served by Pee Dee Electric are eligible to apply. Statewide, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives will send a delegation of approximately 45 students who will join nearly 1,800 tourists representing 46 states.

Applications for Youth Tour are available for download at, or by contacting Haynes at 704-694-2114, or [email protected] Applications are due on Jan. 6, 2017.

A leadership development tradition more than 50 years old, the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour is sponsored by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and electric co-ops nationwide.

Pee Dee Electric is a not-for-profit cooperative servicing Anson, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond, Scotland, Stanly and Union counties. For more information about Pee Dee Electric, visit

For the Daily Journal