Applications for the 2018 Rural Electric Youth Tour in Washington, D.C., are now being accepted by South Ky RECC. Competition for the all-expense paid trip is open to high school juniors, between the ages of 16 and 18, whose parent(s) or guardians(s) receive electric service at their primary residence from SKRECC. Students must complete a typed essay of 500 words on the subject “Why I want to represent South Kentucky RECC in Washington, D.C.” All essays and a completed application form must be returned to the guidance counselor of each school or SKRECC Member Service Centers by the end of the work day on March 2, 2018. Twenty-four semifinalists will be selected for a one-day trip to Frankfort, Kentucky on March 27, for the Frankfort Rural Electric Youth Tour. From that group, up to 12 will be chosen to go to Washington, D.C. for the Rural Electric Youth Tour, June 8-15. In D.C., students will tour national landmarks and learn more about how the United States government works. Applications can be picked up in the SHS Counseling Office.