LENORA — A free trip to Washington, D.C., does not come along every day, but for two students, it became a reality. Through its association with the Foundation for Rural Service, Nex-Tech sponsored two students to attend the FRS Youth Tour, June 1 to 5.
Students applied through an online application, which addressed the benefits of attending the Youth Tour and the impact that it would have on their career goals. This year’s winners were Benjamin Dome and Jordin Myers, who joined nearly 60 other students from across the country at the FRS Youth Tour.
Youth tour participants received a first-hand glimpse at how the legislative and regulatory decisions made in Washington, D.C., affect how their local service providers operate in their own hometowns. The trip featured a comprehensive overview of the communications industry and the critical role communications plays in rural America. In addition to the educational component, the Youth Tour also introduced students to various historical landmarks.