2022 Youth Tour
GOING ON NOW!
YOUTH TOUR IS HEADED BACK TO DC!
Write a short essay or film a short video about Callaway Electric
Be selected as a finalist and compete with top local students for
a $500 college scholarship OR a weeklong tour of DC this June!
BONUS! Network with other Missouri Youth Leaders!
It's that easy!
Entries are due by March 4, 2022.
Welcome to the Youth Tour Essay Contest of Callaway Electric Cooperative. Our 2022 contest is underway now. If you have questions, please email email@example.com or call us at 573-642-3326.
What is the Youth Tour?
Each year in January the Cooperative sponsors an essay contest for High School Juniors living in or attending school in Callaway Electric's service area (this includes Fulton, New Bloomfield, North Callaway and South Callaway High School). The top winners of the contest are typically awarded an all expense paid week long trip to Washington, D.C. Due to COVID, we have not been in DC for the past 2 years - however - we are EXCITED to be making plans to take Youth Tour back to DC in 2022!
Of all participants in the 2022 contest, six (6) finalists will be chosen. They will come to the Cooperative in March to take a short test over electric cooperatives and be interviewed by a panel of three (3) judges. The three (3) top scoring candidates will each be awarded a week long tour of Washington, DC in June 2022. The remaining three candidates will each be awarded a $500 scholarship.
CONGRATULATIONS to our 2021 Youth Tour Winners! They were Heidi Benningfield of South Callaway HS, Isaac Kronk of Fulton HS and Grace Pontius of South Callaway HS. With COVID-19 still being an issue, the 2021 winners were also unfortunately unable to travel to DC for the Youth Tour. They were instead awarded a $2000 scholarship toward their freshman year of college.
The remaining finalists of our 2021 contest were each awarded a $500 scholarship. Congratulations to Marta Cunningham homeschool, Madison Dyro of Fulton HS and Hailee Potter of South Callaway HS.
How to participate
Traditionally applicants are asked to write an essay to participate in the Youth Tour. We have recently changed up the format so that applicants can either write an essay, create a video or put together a digital slideshow. Of the entries received, six finalists will be chosen. The finalists will be invited to the Cooperative for the final judging in March. This includes a short test and interview. Three top scoring finalists will be awarded an all expense paid week-long tour of DC this June. The remaining finalists will receive a $500 scholarship. All scholarships are non-renewable and will be awarded the first semester of the finalist's freshman year of an accredited college, university or other postsecondary institution.
Please contact us with any questions at 573-642-3326 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.