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Washington Youth Tour


Each year, three deserving high school juniors from the Farmers RECC service area are awarded expense‑paid trips to Washington, D.C. as participants in the 2017 Rural Electric Washington Youth Tour Program sponsored jointly by Farmers RECC and the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives.

Tour winners will spend a week touring Gettysburg, the Smithsonian Institute, Arlington National Cemetery, the FBI Building, Library of Congress, U.S. Capitol, the White House, the Kennedy Center, The Holocaust Museum and Thomas Jefferson’s home, Monticello, plus a visit with Kentucky's congressional delegation.

A total of three Washington Youth Tours are awarded as follows:


One Award from Director District I ‑ Comprised of Barren and Edmonson Counties.

One Award from Director District II ‑ Comprised of Hart, Grayson, and Larue Counties.

One Award from Director District III ‑ Comprised of Metcalfe, Green and Adair Counties.


In addition, they will also receive an expense‑paid, one‑day trip to Frankfort in the latter part of April. While in Frankfort, they will tour various state government offices and meet with many Kentucky elected officials.

The 2016 Washington Youth Tour winners were L-R: Katie Rothman, daughter of Michael Rothman and Rhonda Riggs, Magnolia; Patrick Warf, son of Quentin and the late Tina Warf, Edmonton; and Erin Walton, daughter of Eric and Debbie Walton, Horse Cave.

To apply for the 2017 Washington Youth Tour, please download and submit the 2017 Washington Youth Tour Application.

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