Youth Tour

2019 Youth Tourist, Grace, Evan, Scott

Union Power Cooperative is proud to sponsor three students on the 2019 North Carolina Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. this June. Approximately 45 young leaders from North Carolina will join 1,800 students from across the country for a week of learning about our nation’s history and the importance of civic engagement.

Local students Grace Coleman, Scott Hoover, and Evan Martino will represent Union Power Cooperative on this year’s tour. Out of dozens of applications, these three students earned the opportunity to attend after writing an essay and successfully completing an in-person interview with the selection committee.

About Youth Tour

The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour is an annual event coordinated by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and the North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives (NCAEC). “Tourists” are sponsored by local cooperatives. These students learn about the electric cooperative business model, American history, and U.S. government.

THREE high school juniors have the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. in June, representing Union Power and the state of North Carolina during this once-in-a-lifetime experience! 

  • Tour dates are Saturday, June 15 through Friday, June  21, 2019.
  • Students must be a junior in the current school year.
  • Students may be selected from our five-county service area, which is made up of Union, Stanly, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, and Rowan counties. Children of Union Power employees and its subsidiary, Union Services, are not eligible to apply.
  • Transportation to Raleigh must be provided the day prior to the tour to Washington, D. C.

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For More Information contact:

Luanne Sherron

Program Coordinator, 704-220-0703