Youth Leadership Tour
Updated rules listed below.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, NRECA has canceled the trip to Washington, D.C. for 2021. BECi will offer a $500 cash prize to the top four winners.
Since 1979, Beauregard Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BECi), has awarded local students the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., during the Rural Electric Youth Tour Conference. The BECi Board of Directors and Management place much emphasis on supporting youth in education. This year, BECi will sponsor an all-expense paid trip to four winners of an essay-writing contest who are sophomores, juniors or seniors.
Students will travel with other winners from Louisiana, as well as numerous chaperones from Louisiana Electric Cooperatives, to meet with more than 1,500 students from 46 other states for an unforgettable week in our nation’s capital. While in Washington, students will experience history first-hand by visiting monuments, the Smithsonian Museums, and meet with representatives and senators.