BULLHEAD CITY – Six fortunate, eligible high school juniors have an opportunity to win a free trip to the home of the United States political system and some of the finest museums and memorials in the world: Washington, D.C.

Mohave Electric Cooperative is now accepting applications for the contest, which includes the submission of a 300-500-word essay on one of three topics. The application deadline is October 5.

Those selected to advance present an oral presentation on an assigned energy- or cooperative-related question on Oct. 25. For winners, the supervised trip will June 13-20, 2019.

Entry rules and potential essay topics are included in the application form.

Eligible juniors are those with a parent or legal guardian who is a member of MEC.

“A parent or legal guardian who pays an MEC bill is a member,” said Zen Mocarski, public affairs specialist for MEC. “This is a chance for six youths to win a trip of a lifetime.”

Applications are at high school offices in Kingman, Bullhead City, and Mohave Valley. It may also be obtained online at www.mohaveelectric.com by selecting the Washington Youth Tour link.

Prior to 2018, two students were selected for the trip. In 2017, a decision was made to increase that number to six.

“This is an opportunity for a hands-on learning experience,” Mocarski said. “Seeing pictures in a book or watching a show on television can’t always provide the perspective that can be obtained from visiting places in person.”

 L to R – Mikayla Barton, Mohave High School, MEC chaperone Gina Reese, Amy Cervantes, River Valley High School, Anna Grasso, River Valley High School, Monica Houltram, Mohave High School, Jacob Mieding, home-schooled, and Alex Westwood, Mohave High School.

Main Photo: L to R – Monica Houltram, Mohave High School, MEC chaperone Gina Reese, Mikayla Barton, Mohave High School, Anna Grasso, River Valley High School, Amy Cervantes, River Valley High School, Alex Westwood, Mohave High School, and Jacob Mieding, home-schooled.