Pioneer Telephone Youth Tour – Sponsored Tour of the Nation’s Capital and Attractions – Deadline: March 5th, 2016

Pioneer Telephone is sponsoring two high school juniors to represent our Cooperative to the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Youth Tour in Washington DC, June 4 – June 8, 2016.

This sponsorship is one of the most visible examples of Pioneer’s involvement with, and commitment to, rural youth. Each year, students from across the United States go to Washington, D.C. for a four-day, chaperoned tour of some of the most historical sites in the nation. While there, students also learn about the telecommunications industry, as well as the regulatory and legislative processes. Educational sessions on these topics are greatly enhanced by site visits to the U.S. Capitol and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in addition to meetings with industry leaders and members of Congress.

The students are also given ample time to explore the Nation’s Capital and its many attractions. While there, the group visits sites such as the Lincoln, Korean, Vietnam, and World War II Memorials. Along with Mount Vernon, home of George Washington, the Smithsonian Museums, and many more.

Sponsorship includes airfare, lodging, food, transportation and admittance to all historical sites and attractions on the tour schedule. To apply for this “Trip of a Lifetime,” please complete this online academic resume or print and return to our Philomath office.

Submissions must be received in our Philomath or Waldport office on or before March 5, 2016 at 4:30pm.


The applicant must be a high school junior whose primary place of residence is located within territory served by Pioneer Telephone and is a member or immediate relative of a participating member of Pioneer Telephone Cooperative. Applicant must be under the age of 18 at the time of the tour.

To Apply:

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