Mark Twain invites you to enter our drawing for a chance to win a trip to Washington, D.C., as part of The Foundation for Rural Service 2017 Youth Tour. The tour is Saturday, June 3 through Wednesday, June 7, 2017. You will gain a first-hand look at the telecommunications industry and government process and spend four days visiting famous historical sites including the Washington Monument, the Smithsonian, the National Cathedral, the U.S. Capitol, and Arlington National Cemetery. You will also have a wonderful time meeting other students from rural communities across the country. Mark Twain will pay the registration fee (which includes meals, ground transportation in Washington, special entertainment, t-shirt, student “yearbook” and admission to ticketed events), hotel and airfare. Students will be met at the airport gate upon arrival in Washington and will stay at a hotel in Arlington, VA. Students are chaperoned by National Telephone Cooperative Association (NTCA) staff and by volunteers from member phone companies.
Eligibility Rules Students must be high school students, age 16 or 17 years old at the time of the Youth Tour. FRS will not accept any student 18 years of age and over. Must be on A or A-B honor roll. Your parents or guardian must subscribe to basic local telephone service from either Mark Twain Rural Telephone Company or Mark Twain Communications Company.
Students meeting the above criteria are asked to complete the application form in the January 2017 newsletter or at this link, detach, and mail to Mark Twain Rural Telephone Company, Attn: Youth Tour, P.O. Box 68, Hurdland, MO, 63547 by March 13, 2017. A drawing will be held and the winner will be contacted during the week of March 20, 2017. ONLY ONE ENTRY PER STUDENT.