Cresco, IA | Rushford, MN (8 a.m. March 28, 2022)— Elaina Rosonke, a junior at New Hampton High School, won an educational-filled week of adventure in Washington D.C. as MiEnergy Cooperative’s Youth Tour Contest winner. Rosonke will be among a group of 1,900 students sponsored by electric cooperatives from across the country to take part in the Rural Electric Youth Tour June 18-24.
This is the first Youth Tour since 2019. COVID forced the cancellation of the 2020 and 2021 tours.
The Youth Tour was inspired in 1957 by Lyndon Johnson, then a U.S. senator from Texas, when he called on electric cooperatives to send young people to Washington, “to see what the flag stands for and represents.”
The students will meet with state and federal legislators to get an up-close look at how our government works, along with experiencing the monuments, museums and history of our nation’s capital.
Rosonke is the daughter of Allen and Nikki Rosonke, of New Hampton, Iowa.