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The FRS 2018 Youth Tour

December 01, 2017

NEMR Telecom is accepting applications for the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) 2018 Youth Tour to Washington D.C.   Applications are open to all students age 16 or 17 who have NEMR Telecom service.      The FRS 2018 Youth Tour is set for Saturday, June 2, through Wednesday, June 6. Through this experience, students will gain a first-hand look at the telecommunications industry and government process, as they spend four days visiting famous historical sites including the Washington Monument, the Smithsonian, and much more.          NEMR Telecom will pay all expenses for the student.  Students will be met at the airport gate upon arrival in Washington D.C. and will stay at a hotel in Arlington, VA., chaperoned by NTCA staff and volunteers from member phone companies.  After the trip, the students will be asked to present a five-minute report sharing their experience with board members at the NEMR Telecom annual meeting which is usually held in September. 

 

Eligibility Rules:

  • Students must be in high school, age 16 or 17, at the time of the tour.  FRS will not accept any student 18 years of age and over.
  • Your parents or guardian must subscribe to basic local telephone service from NEMR Telecom.
  • In addition to meeting specific eligibility guidelines, the NEMR board is asking student applicants to submit along with their application a one-page essay covering the topic: “Why I Should Be Chosen for the FRS Youth Tour.”  Applications and essays should be mailed to NEMR Telecom, Attn: Youth Tour - Justin Simmons, PO Box 98, Green City, MO 63545 and received by Feb 1st , 2018. From these essays, we will choose the top students from the schools in our service area and they will be asked to attend a dinner at the Lake in Kirksville February 21st, 2018 along with their parents/guardians. That night 2 students will be chosen for the trip. 

 

For Application and additional information click here:   2018 FRS Youth Tour

 
 

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