Attention High School Juniors!

November 2021

Apply for 2022 Youth Tour

SVEC is excited to sponsor a tour of Tallahassee and the co-op’s facilities in Live Oak for up to 10 high school juniors. While in Tallahassee, students will explore Florida’s legislative process. Possible activities include a tour of the state Capitol, participation in a mock bill debate on the floor of the Senate or House of Representatives, and visits to the Florida Supreme Court and offices of our state legislators.

To be eligible for the 2022 tour, February 16 to 17, a student must be enrolled in the 11th grade of a high school or homeschool program in SVEC’s service territory and have an unweighted grade point average of at least 3.0. The student must also be a dependent of an SVEC member but cannot be a child or grandchild of a current SVEC employee or trustee.

Two of the students who go on the tour will also be selected to represent SVEC in Washington, D.C., for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Youth Tour scheduled for June 14 to 19, 2022. They will be flown to Washington and join students from around the country on visits to sites such as the Lincoln Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, Smithsonian, and Mount Vernon. SVEC will pay for the trip.

More information and a tour application form are available through junior-class guidance counselors or online at our Youth Tour page. Applications are due back to SVEC by January 21, 2022.