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Youth Tour

Youth Tour Overview


Columbus Electric Cooperative and New Mexico Rural Electric Cooperative Association, are offering students from rural areas a once in a lifetime experience! Students get a first-hand look at the electric industry, learn about the legislative and governmental process, and get the rare opportunity to visit our nation’s capital.


Application Overview


Columbus Electric Cooperative will cover all registration, travel and tour expenses for two lucky students to attend the Government-in-Action Youth Tour. The student will also receive $500 spending money.

The total tour value is $3,000.00.


Applicants must:


  • Be in the 11th or 12th grade when applying.
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Be an immediate family member of an active CEC member.
  • Be able to participate in the tour to Washington, D.C. June 2020.
  •  Submit the completed application and one original letter of recommendation provided by school personnel (teacher, counselor or principal) to Columbus Electric Coop on   Friday, December 13,2019.
  • If selected, the delegate will need to attend a personal interview with a parent/guardian at the Columbus Electric Coop office in Deming or Animas.


**Youth Tour Application Available click here**



Congratulations to Ty Wagley & Krista Jimenez 

2019 Youth Tour Delegates 

Youth Tour Video Clip by Ty & Krista 

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