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Local Student Selected for FRED Week in Washington DC


January 27, 2011
Thursday AM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - By virtue of its membership in a national telecommunications organization (OPASTCO) Ketchikan Public Utilities Telecommunications sponsors local students for participation in the Foundation for Rural Education and Development (FRED) program.

Although students throughout the nation apply to the program, only 12 primary and 3 alternate students are chosen to participate.

This week the the Foundation for Rural Education and Development program announced a Ketchikan High School student, Gates Failing, has been selected to participate in FRED's  2011  Leadership Through Learning Program.

A second Kethcikan High School student, Brendan Stanton, has been selected as an alternate.

Karl Amylon, General Manager of KPU, noted, "FRED's leadership program provides rural students the learning opportunity of a lifetime.  We're very proud of Gates and Brendan for being selected.  It is especially noteworthy that this is the second year in a row that Ketchikan students have been honored by program selection." 

As primary recipient, Gates will spend an all-expense-paid week in Washington DC, learning about government, civic affairs and telecommunications regulation as well as meeting students their own age from all parts of the country.

Last year, KayHi student Shelayne Greaves was selected as a FRED primary recipient, and subsequently spent a week in Washington DC with 11 other students from across the nation.


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