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June 18-23

Cass County Electric Cooperative holds an essay contest for local high schools to select two Youth Tour students each year.

  • To enter the contest, you must be a sophomore or junior in high school.

  • You and your parent(s)/guardian(s) must be served by Cass County Electric Cooperative.

  • Essay Question:

    • If chosen as a Youth Tour delegate, you will be traveling to Washington, D.C., with co-op representatives from across North Dakota to experience and learn about America's rich history. What moment in American history do you wish you had been a part of and what would you have contributed?

  • Submissions are judged by a panel of Cass County Electric Cooperative employees.

  • Essays are due by January 20, 2023.

  • The quality of work is more important than quantity. There are no requirements of project length. View the grading rubric here.

 Questions? Please contact us.

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More than 1,500 high school students nationwide participate in the annual Electric Cooperative Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. The Youth Tour consists of a fast-paced, intense week of learning about history and government, visiting with the congressional delegation, becoming more knowledgeable about the cooperative business model, and touring museums, national monuments, and memorials. Let’s meet the students representing Cass County Electric Cooperative.

2023 Youth Tour winners

Mara Smith
Fargo Davies High School - Class of 2025
Daughter of Sarah and Mark Smith

Brianna Schmitz
Oakes High School - Class of 2025
Daughter of Tara and Bill Schmitz


"Youth Tour has really given me a best friend."


Kate Osowski, 2019

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