Applying for the Washington Youth Tour

Entries must be submitted no later than Feb. 22, 2019, by using the “Apply Now” button at the bottom of this page.

*Students are encouraged to submit an application online, or they may download it and mail to: Jackson EMC, WYT, P.O. Box 38, Jefferson, GA 30549

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Jackson EMC invites local high school sophomores and juniors in our service area to apply for the 2019 Washington Youth Tour.

After completing the online application, applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of their application. Ten applicants will be selected to participate in an interview panel on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at Jackson EMC corporate office in Jefferson. Four applicants will be chosen to represent Jackson EMC on the Washington Youth Tour, and will be notified on or before March 15, 2019.


2018 Washington Youth Tour Delegates

Application Checklist 

(Please read before starting your online application)

Before you apply, write your essays and secure your recommendations. You will be asked to upload them. Please allocate 30 minutes to complete and submit your application online, which should be completed in one sitting. 

• Write your short answer essay:

Describe one project or activity in which you are involved, and explain why it is important to you.

• Write your essays: 

Topic 1: Some of the core values of Jackson EMC are: outstanding service, stewardship, integrity, accountability, teamwork, trust and community involvement. Explain how you will be the best representative of our values on the 2019 Washington Youth Tour.

Topic 2: Explain the differences between an electric cooperative and an investor owned utility (IOU), and how it affects electric customers, including your family.

• Submit two recommendations:

You will need to attach or upload two letters of recommendation outlining why you should be selected as a Washington Youth Tour delegate for Jackson EMC. Note: Only one letter may be from someone employed by your school. You may upload the recommendations, or you can mail them to:

Jackson EMC, Attn: WYT
P.O. Box 38, Jefferson, GA 30549

• A parent or legal guardian must provide a digital signature at the end of the application form.


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