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Ketchikan High School Student Selected for FRED, “Leadership Through Learning”


February 16, 2012
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(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - By virtue of its membership in a national telecommunications organization (OPASTCO), KPU Telecommunications sponsors local students for participation in the FRED (Foundation for Rural Education and Development) program.

Although students throughout the nation apply to the program, only 10 primary and 2 alternate students were chosen to participate in 2012.

FRED recently announced a Ketchikan student, Brendan Stanton, has been with selected to participate in FRED's 2012 Leadership Through Learning Program.

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

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 Brendan for being selected.  It is especially noteworthy that this is the third year in a row that Ketchikan students have been honored by program selection." 

In recent years, KayHi students Shelayne Greaves and Gates Failing were selected as FRED primary recipients and subsequently spent a week in Washington DC with other students from across the nation.

Source of News: 

KPU Telecommunications


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