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Trico Students Enjoy Washington D.C.

September 1, 2023

Each summer, Trico sends high school juniors on a trip to visit Washington D.C., with more than 1,800 students from electric cooperatives across the country.

Students spend the week visiting monuments and memorials, exploring museums, and touring the U.S. Capitol Building. Students also get to meet with staffers and members of Congress to discuss relevant topics that affect them and their local communities. The four students from Trico who participated in the 2023 Washington Youth Tour met with Representative Debbie Lesko, who represents Arizona’s 8th Congressional District.

“It was such a fun trip and was packed with activities and tours of museums, the Capitol building, a cathedral, and many other places,” said Lisa Duran, who represented Trico as a chaperone. “It was fun to get to know kids from Arizona throughout the week. We got to trade pins with other states throughout the week and had Youth Day on the last night where all the states had some interesting speakers, followed by dinner and a dance for the kids.”

Rowan Wilson, who will be a senior at Empire High School, said “The trip was great! Our nation’s capital holds an incredible amount of history, and every time you step into one of those buildings, it comes alive. You grow up hearing about these buildings and all the historical events that happened in the capital, but this trip lets you see it and it is breathtaking.”

Anthony Talavera, from Tucson Magnet High School, said “The Washington Youth Tour was great. I had such a fun time! My favorite memories were the Nationals’ baseball game and the International Spy Museum.”

The application for the 2024 Washington Youth Tour is available on Trico’s website. Dependents of Trico Members who are juniors in high school are eligible to apply. The deadline to apply is November 1, 2023.

The Washington Youth Tour is supported by the Trico Foundation, a non-profit organization that is funded by Trico Members’ and past Members’ unclaimed or donated Capital Credit retirements. Learn more at


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