NOVEC is accepting applications for 2018 Youth Tour

January 09, 2018

Contact: Emily Ready, 703-392-1759,

MANASSAS, Va.   Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative has opened applications for area public, private or home-schooled high school sophomores or juniors for the annual National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth Tour, June 10-14, 2018, to see government in action.  

NOVEC will select five students who are interested in government and history. Students will be selected based on their grades, a written essay, and a short interview. Their parents or guardians must receive electric service from NOVEC.

The selected students will join more than 1,800 students from across the nation in the all-expenses-paid tour. They will meet congressional representatives, tour museums, visit historic sites and memorials, and enjoy special events and entertainment. 

In February 2019, the students will spend a day at the Virginia General Assembly in Richmond. There, they will meet with their state legislators and tour the Virginia State Capitol and the Executive Mansion.

To learn more and download the application, visit or request one from The deadline for applications and all required materials is Feb. 9. 

For more information about the NRECA Youth Tour Program, visit


The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, NRECA, is the national service organization that represents the nation's more than 900 not-for-profit, consumer-owned electric cooperatives, which provide service to 42 million people in 47 states.


NOVEC, headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, is a not-for-profit corporation that provides electricity to more than 167,000 metered customers in Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford, and Clarke counties, the City of Manassas Park, and the Town of Clifton. It also supplies natural gas, and energy products and services to consumers in the Washington, D.C., region. The utility is the largest electric co-op in Virginia and one of the largest electric cooperatives in the United States. For more information, visit or call 703-335-0500 or 1-888-335-0500.