Hauck, Bialas elected to Senior Advisory Council

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Alyson Hauck of DeSmet and Myles Bialas from Dimock have been selected to serve on the South Dakota Farmers Union’s Senior Advisory Council for 2014.  To run for the Senior Advisory Council an individual must have received their Torchbearer Award, which is the highest honor one can receive as a young person in Farmers Union.  A number of eligible Torchbearers run for a spot on the two-person council and are selected based on their leadership skills, interaction with their peers and other individuals and their overall participation in activities.

“I’m incredibly proud of these two fantastic young people,” said South Dakota Farmers Union state education director Bonnie Geyer. “It’s an honor for them and their families and we’re proud to have such great young leaders who have chosen to be part of the Farmers Union family.”

Alyson Hauck is a senior at DeSmet High School and is the daughter of Jason and Bobbi Hauck from DeSmet.  Myles Bialas is a freshman at South Dakota State University majoring in agronomy and is the son of Craig and Stacey Bialas from Dimock.

As part of the Senior Advisory Council, Hauck and Bialas will serve as advisors to the Junior Advisory Council and serve on the Education Council as youth representatives.  They will also assist in organizing and facilitating the 2014 Farmers Union State Leadership Camp and will attend several Farmers Union functions including Farmers Union Day at the South Dakota State Fair and the Farmers Union state convention.

“It’s a wonderful leadership opportunity for our young people,” Geyer said. “It allows them a chance to learn leadership strategies that will make them successful during their time of serving on this council and will also allow them to learn skills they’ll take with them the rest of their lives.”


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