If COVID-19 pandemic conditions allow, Hardy Telecommunications will send two local students on a four-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 2021 Foundation for Rural Service Youth Tour in Washington, D.C., June 5-9. 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.
The Youth Tour provides students from rural areas with a first-hand look at the legislative and governmental processes concerning the telecommunications industry. Students will visit the U.S. Capitol Building and hear presentations from Capitol Hill and Federal Communications Commission representatives. Past speakers have included the chair of the FCC.
In addition to the FCC and U.S. Capitol, past groups 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.
Click HERE to read more about the FRS Youth Tour.
Applications for the tour may be picked up from Derek Barr at Hardy’s Moorefield Office, telephone 304-530-5000, or downloaded by clicking HERE. Print the form, complete it and return it to Derek Barr at the address below. To be eligible for the trip, students must be 16 or 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 2022 graduating class.
The deadline to return applications is February 19, 2021. Applications may be returned to Derek Barr, Hardy Telecommunications, 121 South Main St., Moorefield.
The 2020 Youth Tour had to be cancelled due to the pandemic, but FRS still plans to hold the 2021 Tour if conditions allow.
Established in 1994 by NTCA – the Rural Broadband Association, the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that promotes, educates and advocates rural telecom issues in order to sustain and enhance the quality of life within communities throughout rural America. Read more about FRS youth programs by visiting www.frs.org.