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2022 Youth Tour Competition

Deadline: March 1, 2022

Although Youth Tour has been canceled for the past two years, we are hopeful that the 2022 trip will take place, following all safety protocols. We are moving forward with the competition. Winners will receive the trip in June of 2022 and a $500 scholarship upon graduation.

We will select four outstanding high school juniors from Arkansas and Oklahoma through an essay and virtual interview process. This contest is open to all students enrolled in a school (or homeschool) system located in one of the counties served by Ozarks Electric.

Questions about Youth Tour? Contact us here!

Electric Cooperative Youth Tour

Each year, Ozarks Electric Cooperative sends four high school juniors on an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. These students join 1,400 other juniors, also sent from cooperatives across the country to learn about our nation's government, our nation's history and their place in our nation's future. Students are selected through an essay and interview process.

Students may contact their high school guidance counselors for information about Youth Tour. Each student will write an essay on a topic provided by Ozarks Electric. The essay must be submitted by the deadline to be eligible.

After the essays are judged, finalists will be selected to be interviewed. Winners from Arkansas and Oklahoma are selected to attend the trip that takes place in June each summer.

Deadline was March 1, 2022.

This contest is open to all high school juniors attending one of the following schools, as well as homeschoolers residing in those districts.

  • Arkansas Arts Academy
  • Cave Springs High School
  • Don Tyson School of Innovation
  • Elkins High School
  • Farmington High School
  • Greenland High School
  • Haas Hall Academy
  • Fayetteville Christian
  • Fayetteville High School
  • Har-Ber High School
  • Huntsville High School
  • Lincoln High School
  • Prairie Grove High School
  • Prism Education Center
  • Saint Paul High School
  • Shiloh Christian
  • Sequoyah Tahlequah High School
  • Springdale High School
  • Stilwell High School
  • Watts High School
  • West Fork High School
  • Westville High School