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Washington Youth Tour
Washington Youth Tour
Once a year, high school students are selected by the electric cooperatives in Georgia and other states as delegates on the Washington Youth Tour. Nationally more than 1,500 students are chosen to participate. GreyStone sponsors five high school juniors from our coverage area to participate each year.
How GreyStone selects participants
Candidates are student leaders chosen by counselors and teachers from participating high schools in the cooperative’s eight-county service area, including Alexander High School, Chapel Hill High School, Douglas County High School, East Paulding High School, Harvester Christian Academy, Hiram High School, Landmark Christian School, Langston Hughes High School, Lithia Springs High School, New Manchester High School, North Paulding High School, Paulding County High School, Praise Academy, South Paulding High School and Westlake High School.
Each school may nominate up to seven juniors at least 16 years of age to compete for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. GreyStone representatives contact schools in mid-January, with winners selected in March. The program is also open to children of GreyStone members interested in the program who excel in academics and demonstrate leadership potential.
In 2021, due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, the decision was made to offer a virtual Youth Tour in June. GreyStone sponsored five students from schools in our service area to participate in this three-day dynamic interactive experience that focused on different aspects of leadership. Delegates collaborated in a small group video challenge for a chance to win one of several $5,000 college scholarships! And everyone who participated is also eligible to apply for an annual $10,000 national college scholarship only available to Youth Tour alumni!
Because the delegates competed for a scholarship through the creation of a video, GreyStone candidates were required to submit a short video explaining the importance of leadership in their generation to apply for the three-day virtual experience. The five students with the best videos won a spot in the virtual Youth Tour, June 22-24.
If you would like to compete for a spot on the tour and your school is listed above, please let a counselor at your school know you are interested in the program. If your high school is not listed above but is still within GreyStone’s coverage area (Douglas, Paulding, Fulton, Carroll, Cobb, Bartow, Coweta or Fayette County) please contact Anitra DuPree at 770.370.2059 to find out how you can get involved in this great program. To learn more about the GreyStone sponsored Youth Tour, visit www.youthtour.coop.