Republican Legislative District 12 would like to announce our second recipient of the John Galt Youth Award: Sean Christopher O’Bannon. The first recipient was Jerren Heward. Sean is a self-motivated 17 year old who worked at Burger King, Sunbusters Window Tinting, and The Van’s Store. Sean sought employment advice from great adult role models learning the following skills to gain employment: resume writing, job search techniques, networking, and interviewing techniques. Sean is a strong member of his Church and is active in leadership roles in the youth group. He volunteers regularly to help others in need and is always pleasant, hardworking, and productive.
Robin O’Bannon, Sean’s mother, accepted the John Galt Youth Award for her son May 8, 2014 at the Republican Legislative District 12 meeting. We are proud of Sean and all his accomplishments.
Who is John Galt?
John Galt is a fictional character created by Ayn Rand in her novel Atlas Shrugged. John Galt represents the idea that every person is responsible for themselves and that one’s success is the result of character, hard work, intelligence and sacrifice. There are many awards for youth based on academics and volunteer work but few awards are given to our youth that work. We all know the myriad of values learned in good honest work. Republican Arizona Legislative District 12 created the John Galt Youth Award to identify and recognize employed youth who are modeling a positive attitude and great work ethic. Any LD12 Precinct Committeeman (PC) is free to nominate a youth ages 16-22 years. The youth may be registered with any political party. All candidates are assessed by our youth outreach team. The youth chosen will be awarded with a small gift presented at an LD12 meeting.