FRS Youth Tour Canceled
Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), FRS has been forced to cancel the 2020 Youth Tour. The cancellation takes into consideration the safety of students, chaperones, and staff, as well as the restrictions on gatherings, curtailment of transportation, and access to Capitol Hill and the FCC. FRS and WRCTC are very disappointed the 25th annual Youth Tour will not be taking place this summer, but we hope you understand.
When we say FREE, we mean it – Free airline tickets, free hotel room, free meals, free entertainment and more! But remember to bring some spending money for souvenirs! You won’t want to leave without a part of Washington, D.C. And, WRCTC isn’t just sending one student, but TWO!
Join students from across the U.S. for the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Tour to WASHINGTON, D.C. on June 1–5, 2019!
To apply for this trip, please submit a typed 500-word essay with a cover sheet on the following topic:
“In your opinion, how can we as a rural community have a bigger
voice in America?”
All essays must be accompanied by a second page which includes the following information: name, date of birth, school, grade in 2019-2020, recent picture, parent or guardian’s name, address, phone number and your e-mail address.
Essays must be postmarked by March 6, 2020.
Please submit essays to: Attn: Rachel Eggebo
PO Box 39
Bison, SD 57620
OR email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions? Call 777 or 605-244-5213
Students must be 16 or 17 years of age at the time of the tour and a dependent of a WRCTC member to be eligible. All essays are judged “blindly.” This means the judges do not know who wrote the essays. All personal information will be removed prior to judging the essays.
Sierra S. from Lemmon wrote this about her trip:
I do not even know where to begin with a thank you. This has been an amazing trip that I will never forget. I had so many firsts on this trip, including first flight – that was both amazing and exhilarating at the same time. First time at the capital. First time ever talking to one of the FCC commissioners – Mrs. Clyburn. First time at the Smithsonians and Mount Vernon and so, so many more!
Talk to anyone who has gone on this FREE trip, and they will tell you, “IT’S AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE!”