NEMR Telecom Selects Two Students

Selected for the trip are Shannon Niffen, Scotland County R-1 and Jillian Albrecht, Green City R-1.

NEMR Telecom hosted an interview dinner to choose two candidates to represent the company at the 23rd annual Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Youth Tour to Washington D.C.
High school juniors within the company’s telephone service area are given the opportunity to apply for this trip, by submitting a one-page essay and an application.
The candidates included Shannon Niffen, Scotland County R-1 and Jillian Albrecht, Green City R-1.
On Wednesday, March 22, 2017, the students and their family members joined with the Education Committee from NEMR Telecom’s Board of Directors and Jim Sherburne, CEO, to meet for a dinner and interview process.
The students were each called upon to introduce themselves, and give a brief family history and other relevant information. Students shared about their hobbies, interests, future plans, and other reasons they believed they were good candidates for the FRS Youth Tour.
Following the dinner, the Education Committee formally selected both students to participate in the tour to D.C. this June.
“Shannon and Jillian impressed our Education Committee, and we all enjoyed learning more about their lives, interests, and desire to go on the tour,” said Sherburne. “Both students are excellent candidates, and we look forward to having them represent NEMR Telecom on the 2017 FRS Youth Tour.”
The Foundation for Rural Service’s (FRS) annual Youth Tour is one of the most visible examples of the foundation’s involvement with, and commitment to, rural youth. 2017 marks the 23rd annual Youth Tour. Each year, in collaboration with NTCA member companies, FRS brings rural students from across the United States to Washington, D.C. for a four-day tour of some of the most historical sites in the nation.