SWRE annually sponsors two high school juniors—one from Oklahoma and one from Texas—to attend Youth Tour, a week-long, all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C. Students travel with the Oklahoma and Texas delegations to our nation’s capital, tour historic sites and national landmarks, meet state congressional leaders, and more. Youth Tour is affectionately known as the “trip of a lifetime” by former Youth Tourians and is one of SWRE’s most-anticipated youth events of the year.
HOW TO APPLY
Altus | Blair | Chillicothe | Crowell | Electra | Frederick | Harrold | Navajo | Northside | Snyder | Tipton | Vernon
The annual Youth Tour Essay & Speech Contest is open to all high school juniors living in or attending school in SWRE’s service territory. Applications open in the fall.
Write an essay.
Submit your essay and entry form to SWRE.
Eight finalists will be selected for the final round where they will present their essay as a speech to a panel of independent judges.
All finalists who deliver their speeches are eligible to win cash prizes, leadership opportunities AND an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington D.C.
'21 OK Youth Tour Winner
Gavin Sonnenberg, Frederick High School
'21 TX Youth Tour Winner
Gabriel Gonzalez, Crowell High School