Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

C & L Electric Cooperative will select outstanding high school juniors to attend the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Youth Tour, an all-expense-paid educational trip to Washington, D.C. from June 16-22. The winners will be selected through an essay contest. Applicants must be high school juniors, and their parents/guardians must be members of C & L Electric Cooperative.

Students selected to participate will have an opportunity to earn a $5,000 scholarship. Join Youth Tour delegates from across the country as you spend a life-changing week in Washington, D.C. Here are some experiences you can expect during the trip:

  • Tour the U.S. Capitol, and meet your U.S. Representatives and Senators
  • Tour some of the finest museums in the world, like the Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Visit historic sites and memorials, like Mount Vernon, Arlington National Cemetery and the Lincoln Memorial
  • Develop lifelong friendships with delegates across the state and country.
In 2022, Arkansas Youth Tour delegates took a private evening tour of the U.S. Capitol. The 2022 Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Youth Tour delegation in front of the White House.

All courtesy of C & L Electric!

For more information, contact Karen Rauls at 870-628-4221 ext. 104 or email: KRauls@clelectric.com. Deadline: Entries must be postmarked by March 17.


Past Youth Tour Winners

2023 Winners

  • Emma Berry
  • Shelby Rainbolt

2022 Winners

  • Teryn Dantzler

2021 Winners

  • Reid Dutton
  • Brentlee Wilkins

2020 Winners

  • Program was paused due to COVID-19

2019 Winners

  • Autumn Jackson
  • Jillian Rauls

2018 Winner

  • Madelyn Swinney

2017 Winners

  • Brianna Burns
  • Jaycee Merritt
  • Jaelle Morrison
  • Hannah Taylor

2016 Winners

  • Jessica Lowery
  • Cassidee McGee
  • Joanna Frizzell
  • Caleb Walker

2015 Winners

  • Shelby Goodnight
  • Kaitlyn Johnson
  • Callie McGee

2014 Winners

  • Alyssa Green
  • Peyton Hudson
  • Brooks Holleman

2013 Winners

  • Megan Howard
  • Jackson Lowery
  • Emily Dutton

2012 Winners

  • Kennedy Thomas
  • John Christian Hudson
  • Abby Walker
  • Jarrett Frizzell