Win a Trip to Washington, D.C.
A Week You Will Never Forget...

The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, coordinated by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and the North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives (NCAEC), is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Rutherford EMC will send three lucky students on an all-expense paid, Washington, D.C. adventure. The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour typically hosts more than 1,500 high school students from across the country. A winner and an alternate will be chosen from each of Rutherford EMC’s three districts in early February to represent the cooperative in Washington, DC.

In just five days participants will see the Smithsonian Mall, Arlington National Cemetery, the Newseum (the world’s most interactive museum), the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial, and so much more. Participants will also spend a day on Capitol Hill and observe as civics comes alive. This trip will be an unforgettable experience! Tour activities begin Sunday, June 18th, with an orientation dinner in Raleigh and ends the following Saturday, June 24th, with the return trip to Raleigh.

Not only will this opportunity boost college applications, but participants are eligible for one of three annual scholarships. They include the $2,500 Gwyn B. Price Youth Tour Scholarship, the $2,000 Katie Bunch Memorial Scholarship, and the $2,000 Youth Leadership Council Scholarship.

For more information, complete the sign-up card enclosed in your October billing statement and return to: Rutherford Electric Membership Corporation, Attn: Youth Tour Coordinator, PO Box 1569, Forest City, NC, 28043-1569. You may also submit your request by e-mail to India Francis ( or by calling 828-245-1621 or 1-800-521-0920 ext. 417. Please submit your request for more information by December 7th, 2021. For additional information about the Rural Electric Youth Tour, visit and You can also join our Facebook page by searching North Carolina Youth Tour on Facebook.