Tipmont Wintek to sponsor high school students for D.C. trip

December 8, 2022

 • BY Rob Ford

Tipmont Wintek will sponsor area high school juniors on the annual Indiana Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. The 2023 Indiana Youth Tour is June 11-18.

Students entering their senior year in 2023 are eligible to attend and are selected by their local cooperative to participate in the weeklong trip. Indiana will send a delegation of students from throughout the state to convene with students from up to 46 other states. Applicants do not need to receive electric or internet service from Tipmont Wintek to be eligible to apply.

2022 Youth Tour photo gallery

"Tipmont Wintek proudly provides this opportunity for our local youth,” said Rob Ford, Tipmont Wintek Communication Director. “It’s a life-changing opportunity to see the sites, make new friends and learn how everyone, especially young people, can make a difference in the political process.”

Applications for Youth Tour are available at tipmont.org/youthtour. Applications are due February 1, 2023.

Students participating in the trip will visit the Gettysburg Battlefield, Arlington National Cemetery and Smithsonian museums. The students will also tour the Jefferson, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Franklin D. Roosevelt memorials, meet friends from across the country and much more.

The Indiana Youth Tour students will also participate in a youth event hosted by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and spend a day on Capitol Hill, where they will have an opportunity to meet with Indiana’s congressional delegation to ask questions and share their thoughts on a variety of timely issues.

For more information about the 2023 Indiana Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., visit tipmont.org/youthtour or contact Tipmont Wintek at 800-726-3953.

Rob Ford

Rob Ford

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Rob Ford is Tipmont and Wintek's communication director, a role he's held since 2015.

Rob has a bachelor's and a master's in Communication from Purdue University. He lives in West Lafayette with his wife and three children and has a life-sized Yoda statue in his office. Away from the office, you’ll find Rob working on his golf swing, jump shot, or hope for a Purdue basketball national title – all futile endeavors.