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Beltrami Electric Now Accepting Youth Tour Applications


Beltrami Electric Cooperative is now accepting applications for the 2016 Youth Tour, an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 11-June 16.

Each year the cooperative sponsors one high school junior (will be a senior in the fall of 2016) whose parent or guardian is a member of Beltrami Electric Cooperative. "The Youth Tour is the highlight of the summer for many students from Minnesota and we are proud to send one of our best and brightest to Washington, D.C. to participate," said Angela Lyseng, Beltrami Electric's Youth Tour coordinator. "These students will gain a first-hand understanding of the legislative process and make connections with others from across the country that will last a lifetime. Our youth are the future for our community and our country, and we can give them the tools to succeed."

Students on the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour will participate in leadership training, engage one-on-one with elected officials, jumpstart their national peer network and tour Washington, D.C.

To qualify, candidates must submit an application, write a 500-word essay, and submit two letters of reference from teachers, group or community leaders and have a parent or guardian who is a member of Beltrami Electric Cooperative.

Applications must be received by Tuesday, March 1, 2016, and are available at your high school counselor's office or via download at Beltrami Electric's website ( Those interested should mail their applications, letters of recommendation and essays to Beltrami Electric Cooperative, Inc., Attn: Youth Tour, P.O. Box 488, Bemidji, MN 56619-0488. They can also be dropped off at the office located at 4111 Technology Dr. NW in Bemidji.

For more information, contact Angela Lyseng at Beltrami Electric, 218-444-3689 or visit and for exciting highlights of past Electric Cooperative Youth Tours.


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