Four area high school sophomores and juniors will be going to Washington D.C.

An annual contest sponsored by Adams Electric Cooperative and Adams Telephone Co-operative will award four area high school students with an all-expense paid trip to our nation's capital. And now is the time for students to complete a short answer application.

After reviewing all applications, judges from each cooperative will select up to 24 applicants to represent the cooperatives at Illinois Electric and Telephone Youth Day in Springfield. At the conclusion of Youth Day, judges from the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives will interview the applicants. Two winners will be selected for each cooperative for an 8-day, all expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. in June.

To find out more information contact Laura Dorsen at Adams Electirc Cooperative at (800) 232-4797 or Bridgette Northem at Adams Telephone Co-Operative at (877) 696-4611.

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