Sen. John Sullivan met with students representing Adams Electric Cooperative and Adams Telephone Co-Operative during the Illinois Electric and Telephone Cooperatives Youth Day on Wednesday, April 2 in Springfield. More than 200 students from downstate Illinois had an opportunity to visit the State Capitol, view state government in action and question their legislators on key issues. They also were invited into the office of Secretary of State Jesse White.
During breakfast, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon addressed students and chaperones and challenged them to take an interest in the political process and encouraged them to talk to their state senators and representatives about issues that interest them. While in Springfield, the students also visited the Illinois State Museum, Old State Capitol and Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum.
Pictured from the left are: Row 1 – John Moellring, Kayla Gronewold, Autumn Lucas, Lauren Cox, Miranda Taylor, Kylie Hull, Keaton Schuckman, Jamie Lam, Randallynn Smith, Jennifer Nall, Savannah Wardlaw, and Keagan Merritt. Row 2 – Paula Chapman, Jaycie Taylor, Jenny King, Camber Flick, Shannon Bishop, Evelyn Chapman, Annika Lewis, and Noah Brinkman. Row 3 – Senator John Sullivan, Tanner Marshall, Trevor Maiers, Connor Klingele, Oliver Morrison, Kody Eilers, and Jerricko Thomas.
The day was sponsored by the AIEC and is designed to introduce young rural leaders to state government. There were 24 co-ops from across the state represented at the event.
Adams Electric Cooperative is a member of Touchstone Energy® — an alliance of 750 local, consumer-owned electric utilities around the country. Adams Electric Cooperative is committed to providing superior service based on four core principles: integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community. The co-op serves more than 8,626 meters over 2,229 miles of line in parts of Adams, Brown, Hancock, McDonough, Pike and Schuyler counties. For more information visit: www.adamselectric.coop.
Adams Telephone Co-Operative has been serving Western Illinois since 1952 and has evolved into a state-of-the-art telecommunications company. Through its affiliated companies, Adams provides a full range of data, voice and networking services backed by a local fiber optic facility, local and long distance telephone service, high-speed Internet access, and television programming. Adams Telephone Co-Operative serves members in Adams, Brown, Hancock, McDonough, Pike and Schuyler counties. For more information visit: www.adams.net.