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Pee Dee Electric accepting applications for Youth Tour

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LILESVILLE — The application period for the 2022 Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. is now open.


Pee Dee Electric is selecting up to two rising juniors and seniors to represent us at next summer’s Youth Tour in June. Applications are available in the guidance office of all area local high schools and due by Jan. 6, 2022. 

Be a part of the 40-plus outstanding high school students selected from electric cooperatives across the state to travel to our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. This will be the first Youth Tour trip to D.C. since 2019, as COVID precautions prevented travel last year. 

During the week-long trip, students will network with peers from across the country, meet members of congress, visit national museums and historic landmarks, and grow in confidence and friendships. Students will learn about electric cooperatives and help run their own “H20 Co-op,” where they can put the cooperative principles into practice. 

As part of the Youth Tour experience, participants will have the opportunity to win one of three scholarships, including the prestigious Youth Leadership Council Scholarship. In addition to the scholarship, the YLC designee will represent the state of North Carolina in an elite leadership-building program and on a national stage at the 2023 national annual meeting of electric cooperatives.

For more information, please contact Megan Shaw at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 704-694-7604. 

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Youth Tour is part of Pee Dee Electric ongoing commitment to community and education. To learn more about this and other community outreach efforts, visit pdemc.com or www.electric.coop/our-organization/youth-programs.