Lamar Electric sponsors trip for two high school students to Washington

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After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lamar Electric is proud to sponsor two high school students from its service area to participate in an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, DC, June 12-21, 2022.

Since their founding over 80 years ago, Texas Electric Co-ops have been committed to empowering the communities they serve. Of course, this mission includes the supply of electricity, but it is much more than that. Co-ops not only power homes and businesses in rural and suburban Texas, but also invest time, energy, and compassion to improve the quality of life for their members.

It means investing in our young people, the leaders of tomorrow. And one of the ways that Lamar Electric Cooperative works to empower local youth is through the Government-in-Action Youth Tour, a 10-day guided trip to Austin and Washington, DC.

Texas Electric Co-ops sent their first Youth Tour delegation to Washington in 1965. The group of 58 deserving teens joined their peers from across the country to explore the capital, meeting with their representatives in Congress to discuss important issues and broaden their view of the world. Since then, more than 4,400 Texan students have made this trip to remember.

To be part of this lasting legacy and represent Lamar Electric on Youth Tour, visit and complete the 2022 Youth Tour application process.

Eligible participants must:

  • To be a high school student in 10e, 11e or 12e class.
  • Live full time in a residence served by Lamar Electric Cooperative or attend one of the three schools served by Lamar Electric which are Prairiland, Detroit or Faith Christian.
  • Complete the Youth Tour application process which includes: 1) online application, 2) a 1 to 2 minute self-interview video including a personal introduction and your future plans after high school, and 3) a essay written on this year’s topic: “What are the future sources of electricity in the United States?” “

Application, video and essay must be received no later than 5:00 pm January 31, 2022. Submissions must include all three elements listed above. Incomplete applications will not be taken into account.

For more information on Youth Tour, visit and or contact Lamar Electric Cooperative at (903) 784-4303 or


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