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Each year, Lamar Electric Cooperative selects exemplary high school students to attend the Government-in-Action Youth Tour, an all-expenses-paid 10-day trip to Austin & Washington, D.C., where participants tour the U.S. Capitol, meet members of Congress, and visit many historical sites, monuments, and museums. However, this year, the top two winners will be provided with a choice – attend Youth Tour or receive a $1,000 scholarship! The scholarship may be used for expenses related to post-high school studies including college, community college, trade schools and/or technical training.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE: 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students who live full-time in a residence served by Lamar Electric or attend one of the three high schools served by Lamar Electric which are: Prairiland, Detroit, or Faith Christian.  Home-schooled students served by Lamar Electric are also eligible.


Complete the 2022 Youth Tour Application Process which includes:

1.) Online application 

2.) 1 to 2 minute self-interview video

3.) Written essay

“The Government-In-Action Youth Tour is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It makes the history books come alive.  Getting to experience firsthand things like the White House, National Mall, and the Library of Congress, truly made me appreciate our country and the opportunity it affords to us all.  I met some amazing people from all over our great state and nation on the tour in 2016 and remain friends with many of them to this day.  I can’t thank Lamar Electric enough for the experience of Youth Tour and encourage all eligible students to apply.  You will learn valuable leadership skills and have the time of your life doing so each and every day of the Tour!” – Cameron Edwards, 2016 Youth Tour Alumnus & City of Paris Firefighter.