Sam Houston EC to sponsor students on trip to D.C.

High school students can win an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 17-26, 2020, from Sam Houston Electric Cooperative.

The Government-in-Action Youth Tour is a youth leadership program sponsored by Sam Houston EC and organized by Texas Electric Cooperatives and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. For more than 50 years, electric cooperatives across the state and nation have been sending young adults to the nation’s capital for an action-packed tour.

Highlights of the trip include meeting congressional leaders, visiting national monuments and historic sites, touring Smithsonian Institution museums, going on a boat cruise on the Potomac River, seeing a show at the Kennedy Center and rallying with more than 1,900 fellow students for a day of inspirational leadership speakers.

Visit to download an application. Eligible applicants must:

  • Be a high school sophomore or junior.
  • Be a dependent of a Sam Houston EC member with permanent resident status in the Co-op’s service area.

Applications must arrive at Sam Houston EC by Jan. 31, 2020. For more information about Youth Tour, visit and or contact Sam Houston EC at 800-458-0381.

Sam Houston EC has been providing safe, reliable and cost-effective electricity to East Texans for 80 years. Sam Houston EC has grown to serve 56,000 consumer-members at more than 75,000 locations across 10 counties.

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