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Youth Tour

Youth Tour is one of SWRE's most-anticipated youth events of the year. High school juniors can apply to win this week-long, all-expenses-paid educational trip to Washington, D.C. in June of each year. SWRE annually sponsors two delegates—one from Oklahoma and one from Texas—from high schools within its service territory. Students travel with the Oklahoma and Texas delegations to our nation’s capital where they tour historic sites and national landmarks, meet state congressional delegation, and more. Youth Tour is affectionately known as the “trip of a lifetime” by former Youth Tourians.



Altus | Blair | Chillicothe | Crowell | Electra | Frederick | Harrold

Navajo | Northside | Snyder | Tipton | Vernon

How to Apply: 

  1. Write an essay (750-word max, double-spaced) on this topic: “You are in charge of the energy efficiency of your home. Describe ways you would recommend making your home more energy efficient.”

  2. Submit your entry form and essay online here. If you are not able to apply online, please contact

  3. Finalists will be selected and notified by Feb. 22, 2021 and be required to present their essay as a speech to a panel of judges (in person or via live video conference) on March 11, 2021.

  4. Finalists who deliver their speeches are eligible to win scholarships and leadership opportunities!



View the 2021 Youth Tour Contest Rules


What is Youth Tour - Oklahoma Edition

What is Youth Tour - Texas Edition



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