Students represent Southwestern Electric Cooperative on Youth Day tour

Six high school students from Southwestern Illinois traveled to Springfield on March 29 to tour the Capitol and meet with legislators during Illinois Electric and Telephone Cooperatives (IETC) Youth Day. Hosted by the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC), and sponsored locally by Southwestern Electric Cooperative, the program encouraged students to explore their interest in government. More than 200 high school students representing 23 electric and telephone cooperatives participated in IETC Youth Day. Candidates were selected on the basis of school and community involvement, civic contributions, academic achievement, leadership experience and their interest in government. For more information see the April 7, 2023 edition of The Greenville Advocate.