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Hannah Rice

Hannah Rice

MACON, MO – May 8, 2023 – Today, Chariton Valley Telephone Cooperative and Chariton Valley Communications Corporation announced Baylor Montgomery of Bosworth, Makenna Stundebeck of Salisbury, Nora Hark of Hannibal, Kolton Garner of Hallsville and Hannah Rice of Brunswick, each were awarded a $500 Chariton Valley Scholarship and, in conjunction with the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), Hannah Rice also received the JSI Scholarship in the amount of $5,000. Founded in 1994, FRS is the philanthropic arm of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, of which Chariton Valley is a member.

The Chariton Valley Scholarships and the FRS JSI Scholarship awards one-time scholarships to students from rural communities for their first year of college, university, or vocational-technical school. Over the last 22 years, Chariton Valley has awarded over $80,000 in high school scholarships. This year FRS awarded a total of $124,000 for 42 scholarships to students across the country. The JSI Scholarship is awarded to only four individuals with an interest in science, math, medicine or engineering in honor of John and Chresanthe Staurulakis.

“We take great pride in our partnerships with area schools and consider it a privilege to support local students in advancing their education. We congratulate all recipients and applaud their achievements,” said Donna Bell, Chariton Valley’s Public Relations and Economic Development Manager.

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About Chariton Valley
Through its influential leadership, innovative advances, and 70 years of experience, Chariton Valley, Missouri’s premier communications provider, continues to enhance rural prosperity and living. Chariton Valley’s reliable network utilizes fiber facilities to expand connectivity to students, families, farmers, businesses, medical facilities, and rural communities every day. Chariton Valley’s success is driven by a commitment to deliver an exceptional customer experience and to continue supporting the communities it serves with pride. Learn more at

Contact: Darin Eleazarraraz, [email protected], (660) 395-9687

About the Foundation for Rural Service
The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), the philanthropic arm of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association and its members, seeks to sustain and enhance the quality of life in rural America by advancing an understanding of rural issues. Through scholarships, grants, and a variety of educational programs, FRS focuses on educating rural youth, encouraging community development and introducing policymakers to challenges unique to rural communities. Visit us at

About NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association
NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association is the premier association representing nearly 850 independent, community-based telecommunications companies that are leading innovation in rural and small-town America. In an era of transformative technological advancements, regulatory challenges and marketplace competition, NTCA members are leading the technological evolution for rural consumers, delivering robust and high-quality services over future-proof networks that make rural communities vibrant places in which to live and do business. Because of their efforts, rural America is fertile ground for innovation in economic development, e-commerce, health care, agriculture and education, and it contributes billions of dollars to the U.S. economy each year. Visit us at