On Tuesday, July 17, Annie Delgadillo, a 2018-2019 senior at Angola High School and Steuben County REMC, was named the runner-up spokeswoman of the Electric
Cooperative Youth Leadership Council (YLC), a select group of students who traveled to Washington, D.C., as part of the annual Electric Cooperative Youth Tour.
Delgadillo was chosen by a panel of judges, chaperones and peers.
“Annie is truly an inspiration. A well-spoken and mature young woman, the sky is the limit for her, and we’re thrilled to have her as the runner-up spokeswoman for the 2018 Youth Leadership Council,” said Jaime Walker, Steuben County REMC Director of Marketing and Member Services. “She gives us tremendous hope for the future of our great nation, and there’s little doubt that she will go on to do great things.”
Delgadillo was selected from a pool of 43 Youth Leadership Council students. The YLC is composed of one student per state. These students play an active role in the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Annual Meeting the following spring. As runner-up spokeswoman, Delgadillo will deliver a speech in front of thousands of attendees at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s annual meeting.
Delgadillo is the daughter of Lisbeth Barroeta of Angola, Ind. She was the 2017 president of the Mayor’s Youth Council, a current drum major in the marching band, and an active part of Angola’s student council, key club and speech and debate team. She also founded the recycling team at the school, expanding the program to other area schools.