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SVEC will sponsor a tour of Tallahassee, February 7-8, 2018, for nine high school Juniors in our service territory. While in Tallahassee, the students will be introduced to the cooperative business model and 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 governor’s mansion and the Florida Supreme Court. SVEC will pay for all tour expenses.
To be eligible for the tour, the student must be enrolled in the 11th grade of a high school or home school in SVEC’s service territory and have a 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.
Students will be chosen to participate in the tour based on a 250-500 word essay they submit titled “Why I want to represent Suwannee Valley Electric Cooperative on the Tallahassee Youth Tour.” The essay and a completed tour application form must be received by SVEC by 5:00 p.m., January 12, 2018.
High school juniors enjoy a day at the Florida State Capital during the 2017 Tallahassee Youth Tour. From left to right: Seth Reaves (Branford HS); Bryce Puckett (Suwannee HS); Leesa Price (Lafayette HS); Riley Boss (Branford HS); Kendra Tucker (Suwannee HS).
Participating in a mock bill debate on the floor of the House of Representatives.
Youth Tour participants at the Governor's mansion.