16 students representing the Shelby Electric Cooperative participated in the Illinois Electric and Telephone Cooperatives Youth Day event last week, where students from around the state had the opportunity to visit the state capitol, and meet with legislators and ask them questions on key issues. Member Services and Key Accounts Manager for Shelby Electric Cooperative Heidi Hall told regional radio news more about the event.
State Senator Andy Manar as well as Representative Avery Bourne were two of the legislators who met with the students. Hall told Regional Radio News how the students got to also meet several more of their area representatives, and ask them questions mostly regarding the state budget impasse.
The students also got to see several different attractions in downtown Springfield, including the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, the old State Capital, as well as the Illinois Supreme Court.