Pee Dee Electric accepting applications for Youth Tour to Washington

By: For the Daily Journal

WADESBORO — Pee Dee Electric is now accepting applications from high school students who are interested in taking “the trip of a lifetime” to Washington, D.C. with the annual Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour.

Delegates to the June 9-15, 2018 Tour “will see democracy at work” as they meet 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.

High school students who will be juniors or seniors during the 2018-19 school year and who live in a home served by Pee Dee Electric are eligible to apply. Statewide, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives will send a delegation of approximately 50 students who will join nearly 1,800 tourists representing more than 45 states.

“Pee Dee Electric is pleased to provide this opportunity for our local youth,” Ashley Haynes, Communications Specialist said in a press release. “Whether a history buff, an art prodigy or a budding politician, the Youth Tour has something for every single student. We are happy to invest in our young members and help them find a path to accomplish their dreams and seek new opportunities.”

Applications for Youth Tour can be downloaded from Pee Dee Electric’s website at, or by contacting Haynes at Applications are due by Dec. 15, 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.

For the Daily Journal