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Each June, over 150 high school students from all over Texas descend upon Washington, D.C. through the Government-in-Action Youth Tour. This year, Fayette Electric Cooperative is excited to announce that Delaney Turlington from Weimar High School will represent the cooperative on this unforgettable trip to our nation’s capital.

Delaney will join more than 150 other Texas teens to explore monuments and museums, meet with elected officials, and forge lasting memories and lifelong friendships.

Youth Tour has been a Texas co-op tradition since 1965 when the state’s electric cooperatives banded together to send 58 deserving high school students on this unforgettable trip. Educating and mentoring young people fits in with co-ops’ mission to empower and enrich the communities they serve. Since the program’s inception, more than 4,400 Texans have taken part in Youth Tour, and nearly as many look back on it as the trip of a lifetime.

This year Delaney will begin her adventure in Austin, where winners from across the state are greeted by Texas Electric Cooperatives, the association that organizes the state’s participation in Youth Tour. From there the agenda includes a tour of the state Capitol and Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum before boarding a flight to Washington. Once there the itinerary is jam-packed with sightseeing and meaningful events, including a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and appointments with congressional representatives.

After her week in Washington, Delaney will return home with a deeper understanding of our nation’s history and a wealth of experiences she will never forget.

For more information about the Government-in-Action Youth Tour, visit, find the Texas Youth Tour Alumni page on Facebook or ask Fayette EC for a copy of Your Tour magazine.