Park Region Telephone is proud to sponsor a high school student on a trip of a lifetime! The selected student will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C., June 1-5, 2019. The annual Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Youth Tour brings 100 rural students from across the United States to Washington, D.C., for a 4-day tour of some of the most historical sites in the nation. While there, students learn about the telecommunications industry as well as the regulatory and legislative process. Educational sessions on these topics are greatly enhanced by site visits to the US Capitol and meetings with industry leaders and members of congress. Students will also tour such sites as the Arlington National Cemetery, Library of Congress, U.S. Supreme Court, Mount Vernon, and much more.
Guidelines for Eligibility
We have a few simple guidelines for eligibility: Applicant must be a high school student, age 16 or 17, at the time of the tour. Student’s family must also subscribe to service with Park Region Telephone, Otter Tail Telcom, Rothsay Telephone, or Valley Telephone.
How to Apply
Simply write an essay focusing on your view of where the telecommunication industry will be in 5 years. Be sure to include the your name, birthdate, parent(s) name, home address, and phone number with the essay. Essays can be mailed to Park Region Telephone, c/o Sue Jensen, PO Box 277, Underwood, MN 56586 or dropped off at our offices in Fergus Falls or Underwood. Essays must be received by February 28, 2019.