Pioneer Communications has selected Madison Seyb as the winner of the cooperative’s 2023 FRS Youth Tour.
Madison is an 11th-grade student at Stanton County High School and is the daughter of Rhett and Amanda Seyb. She will attend the 2023 Youth Tour in Washington, D.C. May 31-June 4, with all expenses paid by Pioneer Communications.
The trip features a comprehensive overview of the telecommunications industry, including careers in telecom, the critical role telecommunications plays in rural America, and how legislative and regulatory decisions affect the industry. The tour allows youth to meet with members of Congress and participate in educational sessions about the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Students visit some of the nation’s most historic sites, including Mount Vernon, the Smithsonian Museums, and a beautiful night tour of our Washington D.C.
“The FRS Youth Tour is an exciting opportunity for a local student from our area to visit Washington D.C. to gain a better perspective on how regulatory decisions impact our cooperative and rural areas. They will also get the chance to see a lot of historic sites in our nation’s capital,” said Kasey Krueger, Assistant CEO of Pioneer.
The Foundation for Rural Service is dedicated to informing and to improving the quality of life throughout rural America. Each year, it organizes the Youth Tour, designed to educate rural youth about the telecommunications industry and the federal political process. The FRS is a subsidiary of the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA), of which Pioneer Communications is a member.