Parke County REMC is now accepting applications for the Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., Touchstone Energy Camp and the Parke County REMC scholarship program.
High school juniors have a chance to join other Indiana youth on a trip to the nation's capital. The trip begins June 13 in Indianapolis and ends June 21.
The Indiana delegation will meet in Indianapolis on Thursday, June 13 to get acquainted and learn about the Indiana legislative process. The students will depart early on Friday and spend their first evening in Gettysburg, Pa. On Saturday, they will tour the Gettysburg National Battlefield in the morning and arrive in Washington, D.C., that evening. Sunday through Wednesday is a full schedule of sightseeing, speakers, visits to the National Memorials, a collection of museums, including the Newseum and a night cruise on the Potomac River.
Students will participate in a Monday morning "Youth Tour Rally," where they will share their thoughts and opinions on a variety of timely issues. This will prepare them for a busy Tuesday on Capitol Hill, when students visit with representatives of Indiana's congressional delegation. The week will end on a high note with the "All-States Dinner Dance" at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City.
The deadline to submit an application for the Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., is Feb. 28.
Parke County REMC will also select five sixth-grade students to spend three days at Touchstone Energy Camp at Camp Tecumseh June 6-9 in northern Indiana. A variety of programs and activities will be offered including electric safety, Optimist Challenge, horseback riding, swimming, wall climbing, archery, riflery, canoeing and arts and crafts. The deadline to submit an application for Touchstone Energy Camp is also Feb. 28.
Parke County REMC also will be awarding eight $500 college scholarships in May. Applicants must be a high school senior, live in the Parke REMC service area and be attending an accredited college as a first-year student in the fall of 2012.
All required application materials must be submitted to Parke County REMC no later than April 2 at 4:30 p.m. Applications received after that date will be disqualified.
Contact Parke County REMC at 596-4226 or 800-537-3913 for more information or for an application. Applications can also be downloaded from the website at www.pcre-mc.com or request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.