2016 Youth Tour Representatives

This year, Pioneer sent two local students to Washington D.C. to learn about rural telecommunications. The tour provides a forum for teens to meet and interact with their peers from other rural communities, as well as key legislative, regulatory and government staff.  The following Juniors were chosen to represent Pioneer:


Carson Wynn – Triangle Lake Charter School
Carson participates in a variety of sports. He works part-time at Jerry’s Home Improvement Center, but still finds time to be involved in robotics & drama.  During the summer months, he adds bucking hay for the surrounding ranches to his busy schedule. After high school, Carson plans to pursue a medical career through the military’s ROTC program to become a general practitioner or a physician’s assistant.  Carson’s interests include practicing his basketball skills, hiking, snowboarding and traveling.


Natalie DeWitt – Newport High School
Natalie takes part in many extra-curricular activities including (but not limited to); debate, robotics and chess. Natalie also participates in Taekwondo and track & field. She is currently employed at Local Ocean Seafoods as a busser and hostess. After high school, Natalie hopes to attend Stanford University or Lewis & Clark to pursue a career centered around mathematics and physical sciences. Her interests include volunteer work around her community, riding horses, school sports, traveling and learning new things.