2021 Youth Tour 


The 2021 Youth Tour trip will be replaced with a $2,000 scholarship award. The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) 2021 Youth Tour to Washington D.C. was canceled due to safety concerns regarding travel and the COVID-19 pandemic. The Lake Region Youth Tour contest for 2021 will still go on.

We will select five outstanding high school juniors from our local schools through a video speech contest. This contest is open to all students enrolled in a school (or homeschool) system located in one of the counties served by Lake Region Electric Cooperative.

Each finalist (3 winners) will receive a $2,000 Youth Tour scholarship after the contest is judged. Two others will win an opportunity to attend a Youth Leadership conference their senior year and receive a $500 scholarship.


  • WHAT: Video Speech Contest
  • WHEN: The deadline to Submit Video Speech Will be March 26, 2021
  • WHO: High School Juniors
  • TOPIC: Oklahoma Rural Electric Cooperatives
  • Guidelines: 2 - 4 Minute video upload here:


Video speeches will be judged on a point system by a panel of three judges from other electric cooperatives in Oklahoma.

40% Knowledge of Subject | 40% Presentation and Speaking Ability | 20% Professional Appearance


If you have any questions about Youth Tour this year, please contact Juanita Keener, Youth Tour Coordinator below.