Area students to represent SRT in Washington, D.C.

Trent Hunskor, of Newburg High School, and Austin Schatz, of Velva High School, will attend the FRS Youth Tour, an all-expense paid educational tour in Washington, D.C., in June, according to a press release from SRT and the Foundation for Rural Service.

The students 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 historic sites, the U.S. Capitol, and the Supreme Court along with 100 other students from rural America.

“Students from across the country will have a unique opportunity to see the inner workings of our nation’s government, particularly as it relates to the telecom industry. Our hope is that this inspires both Trent and Austin to become more engaged students and citizens, and may even spark interest in their future career paths,” said Steve Lysne, SRT CEO/General Manager, in the press release.

The 24th Annual Youth Tour is hosted by the Foundation for Rural Service and is sponsored in part by SRT. FRS is the philanthropic arm of NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, of which SRT is a member.