Area Students Participate in Youth Day

Area Students Participate in Youth Day

State Senators Andy Manar and Chapin Rose and Representatives Avery Bourne and Dan Caulkins met with students representing Shelby Electric Cooperative during the Illinois Electric and Telephone Cooperatives Youth Day in Springfield on Wednesday, April 3. Youth Day is designed to introduce young rural leaders to state government. More than 235 students representing 23 co-ops from across the state attended the event.

Pictured with Senators Andy Manar and Chapin Rose and Representatives Avery Bourne and Dan Caulkins are area high school (HS) students: Front row, left to right: Luke Jesgarz (Shelbyville HS), Jacob Beyers (Pana HS), Quinton Perry (Pana HS), Senator Andy Manar, Senator Chapin Rose, Griffin Brown (Central A&M HS),
Samuel Hal-Dean Baker (Central A&M HS), and Shelby Electric Cooperative Chaperone Heidi Hall.
Back row, left to right: Shelby Electric Cooperative Chaperone Dustin Theiss, Sheila Williams (Shelbyville HS), Kaitlin Arthur (Stew-Stras HS), Claire Moomaw (Stew-Stras HS),
Michela Porrello (Stew-Stras HS), Hunter Thompson (Cowden-Herrick HS), Representative Avery Bourne, Representative Dan Caulkins, Morgan Nohren (Cowden-Herrick HS),
Savannah Mendenhall (Meridian HS), Kelsey Partlow (Neoga HS), Alexa Cassidy (Nokomis HS), and Sophia Keller (Nokomis HS).

At the end of the day, students representing Shelby Electric Cooperative were interviewed for the chance to participate in the Youth to Washington Tour, June 14-21, 2019. Participants selected to represent Shelby Electric Cooperative are Kelsey Partlow and Jacob Beyers. Alternates are Kaitlin Arthur and Shelia Williams.

Kelsey Partlow and Jacob Beyers will represent Shelby Electric Cooperative in Washington D.C. as part of the
Youth to Washington Tour coming up in June.

See more pictures and a full story on Youth Day in the June 2019 issue of the Illinois Country Living Magazine in the Shelby News insert. View more pictures now by clicking on this link to the cooperative's facebook page --> https://www.facebook.com/YourCoop/photos/pcb.2325438807478553/2325423774...

 

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