Essay winner will travel to Washington, D.C.
The winner of an Arvig essay contest prompted by the phrase "Technology and Rural Life" will join more than 100 youth traveling to Washington, D.C. in June.
Arvig is seeking entries for its annual essay contest to send one area student to Washington, D.C. for the Foundation for Rural Services (FRS) youth tour, June 6-10.
The essay prompt for this year’s contest is “Technology and Rural Life.” Essays and completed applications are due to Arvig by email before 11:59 p.m. Friday, March. 6.
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 the nation’s capital. It’s a chance for youth to meet and interact with their peers from other rural communities as well as key government figures. Youth tour delegates will explore such historic sites as the Lincoln Memorial, the U.S. Capitol, Mount Vernon and Arlington National Cemetery.
“Knowing the kids in our rural communities are our future leaders, we think it is important to provide this opportunity to students in our area,” said David Arvig, chief operating officer and vice president at Arvig.
Last year, Madeline Mitchell from Nevis High School was selected to represent Arvig and the community on the youth tour.
To be eligible, entrants must be high school students aged 16-17 at the time of this year’s youth tour and receive Arvig internet, telephone and/or television services at home. Visit arvig.net/youthtour to download contest rules and application forms.