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Youth Leadership Trips

Washington D.C. Youth Tour and The Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience (CYCLE)

Grundy Electric will sponsor four high school juniors from area schools within its service territory to attend leadership conferences. The top two finalists will be awarded the Washington D.C. Youth Tour and the additional two finalists will be awarded the Cooperative Leadership Conference known as CYCLE held in Jefferson City, Mo. Both leadership conferences are paid in full by Grundy Electric. The only expense to students would be if they wish to purchase souvenirs.

2016 Washington D.C. Youth Tour winners:
Grundy County R-V student Emma Novak, daughter of Chris and Bobbie Novak
and North Mercer student Katie Dailey, daughter of Kevin and Deb Dailey

Youth Tour - The Rural Electric Youth Tour is an annual week-long event in June when about 1,500 high school juniors from all over the country convene in our nation's capital to learn more about government, cooperatives and rural electrification. More than 85 students from Missouri will convene on Washington D.C. to enhance leadership skills and visit leaders in Congress.

CYCLE - Area high school juniors can compete for a three-day leadership conference held in July at Jefferson City. This conference brings together the brightest young leaders from across Missouri. The focus is to teach students more about electric cooperatives, enhance leadership skills, and experience Missouri State government.

2017 Dates:

  • Washington D.C. Youth Tour June 9-15, 2017
  • CYCLE Conference in Jefferson City July 12-14, 2017

To Enter - Complete an application prior to January 31, 2017. Grundy Electric will notify finalists for an informal interview process. Winners will be announced after interviews are conducted.

Eligibility - Application is open to any current high school junior attending a school (including home schooled students) located within GECís service territory. Applications will not be accepted from students entering multiple cooperative Youth Tour contests.

Deadline - All applications must be received at the following address prior to January 31, 2017.

Grundy Electric Cooperative
Attn: Peggy Boulware
4100 Oklahoma Avenue
Trenton, MO 64683

For additional information regarding our Youth Programs, please contact Peggy Boulware at or call 359-3941 extension 23, or KarenGlenn at extension 33.

Download Youth Tour/CYCLE Leadership Application

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