Manar, Bourne welcome local teens to capitol

Manar, Bourne welcome local teens to capitol

SPRINGFIELD (May 3, 2018) – State Sen. Andy Manar and State Rep. Avery Bourne welcomed area students to the state capitol on Wednesday, April 18, for Illinois Electric and Telephone Cooperatives Youth Day, an annual event that connects young people with state government and their elected representatives in Springfield.

This is the 59th year Illinois’ electric and telephone cooperatives have sponsored the advocacy day. Nearly 250 students attend each year for a chance to visit the capitol, meet with their lawmakers and see state government in action. Area students representing MJM Electric Cooperative in Carlinville who attended included Daniel Jarden, Alexis Maguire, Grant Morgan, Allyson O’Malley, Truman Poteat, Olivia Schellingburger and Grace Traylor; they were accompanied by Charlie Peterson.

Pictured, back row, from left, are Daniel Jarden, Charlie Peterson and State Sen. Andy Manar; front row, Truman Poteat, Grant Morgan, Olivia Schellingburger, State Rep. Avery Bourne, Grace Traylor, Alexis Maguire and Allyson O’Malley.