STRATA Sponsors Students To Tour Washington D.C.
(Roosevelt, Utah) – April 11, 2018
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.
Bryson Pugh (Altamont High School), McKinlee Thacker (Altamont High School), Kyson Tanner (Union High School), Rylee Bleazard (Duchesne High School), Colby McKee (Uintah High School), and Aspen Stewart (Tabiona High School) 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.
The FRS Youth Tour is available 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.