MINOT, N.D. –
SRT and the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) are proud to announce that Téa Boeckel from Our Redeemer’s Christian School and Cody Frounfelter from TGU-Granville High School will be attending the FRS Youth Tour, an all-expense paid educational tour to Washington, D.C., taking place the first week of June.
Téa and Cody were selected by their schools to represent SRT and North Dakota as they learn about the regulatory process and impact of legislative decisions on the telecommunications industry in rural America. They will have the opportunity to visit many historic sights, the U.S. Capitol, and the Supreme Court along with 110 other high school students from across suburban and rural America.
“This is a unique opportunity for these two students to join fellow high schoolers from across the United States and gain a first-hand look into how regulatory decisions are made within government, and how this relates to telecommunications in their home communities,” said Steve Lysne, SRT CEO/General Manager. “We hope they are inspired to be even more active in their communities and possibly spark a career interest in telecommunications.”
The FRS Youth Tour is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. FRS is sponsored in part by telecommunication companies, including SRT. FRS is the philanthropic branch of NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, of which SRT is a member.
SRT Communications located in Minot, North Dakota is the state’s largest telecommunications cooperative. SRT services include Internet, Security, TV, Phone and Business Services and has served north central North Dakota since 1951, employs nearly 200 people, and serves over 48,000 customers.