Cashe McVey of St. John recently returned from a trip to the Capital, courtesy of the Foundation for Rural Service, Golden Belt Telephone.

Cashe McVey, a coming senior at St. John-Hudson High School recently returned from an all-expense-paid to Washington, DC. Through its association with the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), Golden Belt Telephone sponsored one student to attend the FRS Youth Tour, June 2-6, 2018.  McVey’s application, which included an essay describing the rural community he lived in and how it influenced the person he has become, was selected along with nearly 100 other students from across the country to participate in the FRS Youth Tour.
Youth tour participants receive a first-hand glimpse at how the legislative and regulatory decisions made in Washington, DC, affect how their local service providers operate in their own hometowns.  The trip featured a comprehensive overview of the communications industry and the critical role communications plays in rural America.
In addition to the educational component, the Youth Tour also introduced students to various historical landmarks.
McVey is the son of Amy McVey.