Youth Tour/ CYCLE Essay Contest

Youth Tour ApplicationEach year, Osage Valley Electric holds an essay contest for high school juniors to win a trip to Washington DC and to the Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience (CYCLE) in Jefferson City.

From the essays submitted, four finalists will be selected for interviews. After interviews, the top two finalists will be selected to attend the Youth Tour in Washington DC on June 14-20, 2024. The two remaining finalists will attend the CYCLE conference in Jefferson City on July 16-19, 2024.

To enter, contestants must be a high school junior residing within Osage Valley’s service area. (Osage Valley does not have to be the electric supplier for their home.) They must submit a typed, 1–2-page essay about something they are passionate about. Essays will be judged on composition, independent thought, neatness, and grammar. Essays, along with this application form, need to be submitted to Osage Valley Electric Co-op, 1321 N Orange St., Butler MO 64730 or emailed to by noon on March 13, 2024. Emailed essays must be attached as a Word document or pdf and accompanied by this form in the email. [i.e.,Emails should have two attachments: 1.) your essay 2.) your application form.] Essays submitted as the content of an email will not be accepted. For questions, please call Jana Rosier at 660-679-3131 Ext 5547.