Get an Inside Tour of Washington D.C.

How would you like to travel to Washington, D.C. this June to learn about the telecommunications industry and see our nation’s government in action?

If you are a high school junior who would like to spend four special days on an “inside tour” of Washington D.C., then you should know that Pioneer Telephone Cooperative will be sponsoring one student to represent us and our rural serving area at the 2014 Foundation for Rural Service Youth Tour,
May 31 – June 4, 2014

The Foundation’s Youth Tour provides specially selected student representatives from rural areas a firsthand look at the booming telecommunications industry. It teaches students about government processes and gives them a memorable four days in our nation’s capital, visiting famous historic sites and monuments. Some of these are: The Smithsonian Galleries and Museums, The National Cathedral, Capitol Hill, Arlington National Cemetery, Mt. Vernon, and more. On the tour, students will meet high school juniors from other rural communities across the USA and form special new friendships.

Student participants will be chaperoned by the Foundation for Rural Service staff and volunteers from several member telephone companies. Pioneer Telephone Cooperative will pay for the student’s airfare, hotel, meals, transportation, ticketed events and all gratuities.

All high school juniors living within the Cooperative’s serving area are eligible for selection for the Youth Tour by submitting an academic resumé to Pioneer. A committee will review the student resumés and will then select a final candidate.

The student academic resumé must include the following information:

  • grade-point average
  • extracurricular activities
  • interests — honors and awards
  • any work experience
  • current plans for after high school
  • why the applicant would like to make this trip

To apply, high school juniors must be living within Pioneer Telephone Cooperative’s serving area and submit an academic resumé, which must be received in Pioneer’s office by March 5, 2014. Send to.

Send to:

Pioneer Telephone
Youth Tour Committee
1304 Main St
PO Box 631
Philomath, OR 97370-0631

2013 Youth Tour Application