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Nation Capital Tours

Wed, Jun 11th, 2014

BPS Telephone Company sponsored an educational tour of the Nation's capital for an area student, May 31- June 4, 2014.   This is the seventeenth year BPS Telephone Company has sponsored a student to Washington, D. C.   BPS Telephone Company rotates between its schools in making a selection.  This is the sixth time a student from Cooter has been chosen.   For year 2014, Shelby Riley was selected to represent BPS Telephone Company at the National Youth Tour.      While in Washington Shelby got an inside look at the telecommunications industry, learned about the legislative and governmental processes, visited famous historical sites including the Smithsonian Institution, the U. S. Capitol, Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery.   She was joined by more than 100 high school juniors from across rural America.

Today's youth are the future of telecommunications in rural America and we hope that by educating them about the industry, we will not only broaden their horizons, but strengthen our communities," said Lisa Winberry, Manager of BPS Telephone Co.      We are proud to have a role in educating our local youth and contributing to the future economic health of our communities."

The trip was hosted by the Foundation for Rural Service of which BPS Telephone Company supports and is a member.

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), in cooperation with NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association enhances quality of life in rural America by promoting a better understanding of rural telecommunications issues and helping rural communities to grow and thrive.