Congratulations to Emily Minor, daughter of Dean and Denise Minor of Huntsville, who was selected for the all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. sponsored by Chariton Valley Telephone Corporation. Emily will represent Chariton Valley at our nation’s capital June 3-7 and will be joined by more than 100 other high school juniors from across the United States. She will receive a first-hand glimpse at the legislative and governmental processes and visit some of the nation’s most historic sites, including the Lincoln Memorial, Arlington National Cemetery, the Smithsonian and much more.
Emily is the nineteenth student Chariton Valley has sponsored for this trip and the first student from Westran School. Emily was selected through a nomination and interview process. Each high school selected one high school junior in the top 25% of their class, whose parents are members of Chariton Valley Telephone Corporation. Selected students were invited to Chariton Valley Headquarters on March 16th for an interview with a committee of Board Members who selected the recipient of the trip.
“Chariton Valley proudly participates in this program because it allows students to better understand telecommunication issues and experience history in the making,” said Kirby J. Underberg, Chariton Valley’s CEO and General Manager. “We hope that by educating them about the industry, we will not only broaden their horizons, but also strengthen our communities,” Underberg concluded.