Posted on February 27, 2023

ӲƵAPP offers students in Northeast Kansas with a once-in-a-lifetime experience by attending the Foundation for Rural Service Youth Tour.  The students selected to attend the youth tour will get a first-hand look at the rural telecommunications industry, learn about the legislative and governmental process, and get the rare opportunity to visit our nation’s Capital. The Foundation for Rural Service limits the tour to 100 students, so the selected students will have the opportunity to meet other students from across rural America.

We are pleased to announce the recipients for the 2023FRS Youth tour are Aden Geisendorfand Kaden Smith.

Aden is the son of Katie and Willie Geisendorf. He is a junior at Hiawatha High School. Aden is involved in Cross Country, Track, basketball, golf, band, National Honor Society, Stuco, and FFA. Aden is interestedin seeing how our government operates and understanding more of the inner workings of our governing body and all the history that Washington D.C. has to offer.

Kaden is the son of Jason and Rhonda Smith.HE attends Horton High School and is a Junior. Kadenis involved in football, basketball, Stuco, FFA, Golf, Choir, Band, Baseball, World language club,and Skills USA. Kaden says, “The future of broadband will continue to grow in importance, as we head toward the digital age, it is going to be more vital than ever that everyone has access to reliable broadband internet.