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State Senator Andy Manar welcomed two area students to the Capitol this week as senators for the day.

On Tuesday, he was joined by Madison Sapp, 14, an eighth-grader at Meridian Middle School. She is the daughter of Josh and Mary Sapp of Decatur. She is involved in dance, softball and scholastic bowl.

While at the Capitol, Sapp toured the building, accompanied Manar to committee hearings and joined him on the Senate floor for a busy afternoon of debate and votes on key pieces of legislation.

 

05022018 Manar Andrew Miller 650 On Wednesday, Andrew Miller, a senior at Southwestern High School in Piasa joined Manar at the Capitol.

Miller, 18, of Jerseyville is the son of Chelsea Miller. He is involved in band, scholastic bowl, drama club and plays the violin. He will attend Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo., in the fall and plans to study political science.

While at the Capitol, Miller accompanied Manar to a meeting about a challenge facing rural independent pharmacies and joined him on the Senate floor for a busy afternoon of debate and votes on key pieces of legislation.

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04252018 Manar and Jackle HughSPRINGFIELD – Pastor Joel Jackle-Hugh of the United in Faith Church in Pana delivered the invocation to the Illinois Senate on Wednesday, April 25.

“Lord, as the Senate of Illinois once again gathers to serve the people of the state, may their decisions be guided by what you see as right. May the people of Illinois come with vastly different experiences. But if we can look past those differences and discern your will, we will be able to govern as you see fit,” Jackle-Hugh said in offering an opening prayer and words of encouragement to lawmakers.

Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) invited Jackle-Hugh to deliver the invocation. United in Faith Church is located at 609 Fairgrounds Road in Pana.

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SPRINGFIELD – Senator Andy Manar welcomed Anna Fender, a senior at Decatur’s Eisenhower High School, to the Capitol Wednesday as his senator for the day.

Fender, 18, of Decatur is the daughter of Elizabeth Fender and Michael Fender. She is a member of the National Honor Society and the scholastic bowl team. She participates in service projects with her youth group, and she enjoys reading. Her AP government and politics teacher recommended her for Manar’s senator for the day program.

While at the Capitol, Fender toured the building, accompanied Manar to committee hearings and joined him on the Senate floor for a busy afternoon of debate and votes on key pieces of legislation.

Fender will graduate in May and plans to tour Spain this summer before starting college in Ohio.

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SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Andy Manar welcomed area students to the state Capitol Wednesday for Illinois Electric and Telephone Cooperatives Youth Day, an annual event that connects young people with state government and their elected representatives in Springfield.

“These are the rural leaders of tomorrow,” Manar (D-Bunker Hill) said. “Illinois’ rural cooperatives understand the importance of igniting a passion for public service and problem-solving, because our downstate communities need these young people and their ideas more than ever.”

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.

Manar welcomed area students representing MJM Electric Cooperative in Carlinville. They included Daniel Jarden, Alexis Maguire, Grant Morgan, Allyson O’Malley, Truman Poteat, Olivia Schellingburger and Grace Traylor. They were accompanied by Charlie Peterson. He also welcomed area students representing Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative (RECC) in Auburn. They included Emily Curry, Kyle Dickman, Riley Meredith, Braeden Scheerer, Abbie Simpson and Hailey Winslow. They were accompanied by Jeff Lancaster and Sandy Lex.

 

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Pictured from MJM Electric Cooperative: Front row, left to right: Truman Poteat, Grant Morgan, Olivia Schellingburger, State Rep. Avery Bourne, Grace Traylor, Alexis Maguire and Allyson O’Malley. Back row, left to right: Daniel Jarden, Charlie Peterson, State Senator Andy Manar.

 

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Pictured from Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative: Front row, left to right: Jeff Lancaster, Emily Curry, Abbie Simpson and Hailey Winslow. Back row, left to right: Kyle Dickman, Braeden Scheerer, State Senator Andy Manar, Riley Meredith and Sandy Lex.

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