STRATA Sponsors Youth to Tour Washington, D.C.

STRATA Networks has selected six high school students to attend the Foundation for Rural Service's (FRS) Annual Youth Tour to Washington, D.C this summer. Bailee Johnson (Roosevelt), Breanna White (Vernal), Kyle Hanke (Neola), Madison Adamson (Roosevelt), Selina Reyos (Duchesne), and Shayla Draper (Bluebell) will spend four days in the nation’s capital learning about history, government processes, and the telecommunications industry.

The FRS Youth Tour brings together students from across rural America for the opportunity to visit historical sites including the Lincoln & Jefferson Memorials; the Korean, Vietnam, and World War II Memorials; Mount Vernon, estate of George Washington; the Smithsonian Museums; and more.  

The trip will feature a comprehensive overview of the telecommunications industry, the critical role it plays in rural America, and how it is affected by legislative and regulatory decisions. While there, students will attend educational sessions on these topics which will be enhanced by site visits to the U.S. Capitol and the Federal Communications Commission, and meetings with industry leaders and members of Congress.

“We have exceptional young people in our area who are eager to explore the world and learn of the role they may have in shaping the future of telecommunications,” said Bruce H Todd, CEO/General Manager of STRATA Networks. “We hope that by exposing our youth to cultural and educational opportunities, such as the FRS Youth Tour, they will have a desire to remain in and become actively involved in strengthening their rural communities.”

The FRS Youth Tour is open only to students who are sponsored by the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA), of which STRATA Networks is a member. FRS promotes, educates, and advocates rural telecommunications issues to the public, in order to sustain and enhance the quality of life within communities throughout rural America. 

2015 FRS Participants

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