Blackfoot Telephone Cooperative will again sponsor two local high school students to represent Western Montana on the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) trip to Washington, D.C. The FRS Youth Tour will bring approximately 100 students from across the country to the nation's capital where they will experience first-hand the legislative and governmental processes that impact the telecommunications industry. They will visit Congress, the Federal Communication Commission, and other government agencies. Participants will also tour famous landmarks such as the Washington Monument, Smithsonian Institution, Lincoln Memorial, U.S. Capital, Arlington National Cemetery, Washington Cathedral, and the Supreme Court.
Blackfoot Telephone Cooperative will cover all expenses incurred, excluding spending money and long distance calls, with the Youth Tour, which begins June 1 and ends June 5, 2013. If you are an interested high school student, age 16 or 17, at the time of the Tour, and currently live in a Blackfoot Telephone Cooperative exchange, complete the following requirements and mail them to:
Blackfoot Telecommunications Group, Attn: Marilee Klaudt– Youth Tour, 1221 North Russell St. Missoula, MT 59808.
1) At least one parent or legal guardian(s) must be a customer of Blackfoot Telephone Cooperative.
2) A typed one-page essay explaining why you are interested in participating in the Youth Tour.
3) Two letters of recommendation - one from a teacher and one from a personal family fried.
4) A letter of authorization from parent(s) or a legal guardian(s)
Your entry must be received no later than February 15, 2013.
More Details: For more information, check out the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) at www.frs.org/youth-programs/youth-tour.