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NOVEC is accepting high school students' applications for Youth Tour

January 26, 2017

Contact: NOVEC Public Relations, , youthtour@novec.com

MANASSAS, Va. — Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative is accepting applications from area high school and home-school students for the annual National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth Tour, June 11-15, 2017, to see government in action.

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

The selected students will join more than 1,500 students from across the nation in the all-expenses-paid tour. They will visit Capitol Hill, museums, memorials, and historic landmarks, and they will be treated to a special evening event.

In February 2018, the students will join the Commonwealth's other Youth Tour delegates for a day at the Virginia General Assembly in Richmond. They will meet with their local legislators, and attend committee hearings and sessions in the House of Delegates and Senate.

To learn more about the Youth Tour and download the application, visit www.novec.com/youthtour or email a request to youthtour@novec.com. The deadline for applications is Feb. 17.

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, NRECA, represents more than 900 consumer-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperatives in the United States. For more information about the NRECA Youth Tour Program, visit www.youthtour.coop.  

About NOVEC

NOVEC, headquartered in Manassas, Virginia, is a not-for-profit electric utility corporation that supplies and distributes electricity and energy-related services to approximately 160,000 metered customers in Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford, and Clarke counties, the Town of Clifton, and the City of Manassas Park. It is one of the largest electric companies of its kind in the nation.  For more information, visit www.novec.com or call 703-335-0500 or 1-888-335-0500.

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