Hardy Telecommunications will send two local students on a five-day trip to our nation’s capital, giving them the chance to see our country’s historic sites and meet students from all over the United States.
One student each from Moorefield and East Hardy high schools will be selected to attend the 2023 Foundation for Rural Service Youth Tour in Washington, D.C., May 31-June 4. The trip includes sightseeing to D.C.’s famous landmarks as well as educational sessions to teach today’s youth about the telecommunications industry. Hardy Telecommunications will pay all basic expenses, including travel.
Students typically visit the U.S. Capitol Building and meet representatives of Capitol Hill and the Federal Communications Commission. Past tours have visited the Lincoln Memorial, the World War II Memorial, Mount Vernon (home of George Washington), the Vietnam War Memorial, the Smithsonian Museums, the Korean War Memorial, and Arlington National Cemetery.
Hardy can only sponsor one student from Moorefield High and one from East Hardy High. Applications may be downloaded and printed by clicking HERE. Applications also may be picked up from the high schools or by contacting Derek Barr at Hardy’s Moorefield Office, telephone 304-530-5000. To be eligible for the trip, students must be 15-17 years old at the time of the tour and receive either telephone, Internet, or television service from Hardy Telecommunications. Preference for selection will be given to students from the 2024 graduating class.
The deadline to return applications is February 17, 2023. Applications may be returned to either the high school guidance counselors or directly to Derek Barr, Hardy Telecommunications, 121 South Main St., Moorefield, WV 26836.