Arvig is pleased to announce its annual essay contest to send one area student to visit Washington, D.C., for the Foundation for Rural Services (FRS) Youth Tour, June 1 – 5, 2019.

 The essay prompt for the contest is “Technology and Rural Life.” Essays and completed applications are due to Arvig by email before 11:59 p.m., Thursday, February 28. 

The chosen student will be one of more than 100 high school students from rural America who will win an all-expenses-paid trip to explore our nation’s capital and get an inside look at the legislation and governmental process. 

The FRS Youth Tour provides a forum for teens to meet and interact with their peers from other rural communities, as well as key legislative, regulatory and government figures. The Youth Tour delegates will explore historic sites including the Lincoln Memorial, the U.S. Capitol, Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery.

Eligible students must be high school students, age 16 or 17 at the time of the Youth Tour in June 2019 (FRS will not accept any student age 18 or older), and receive Arvig internet, telephone and/or television services at their residence. Students and their parents should visit arvig.net/youthtour to download the essay prompt and contest requirements, application forms and submission details.