Maurice J. McDonough High School Senior earns the high honor of serving as a U.S. Congressional Page
WASHINGTON, DC-Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) yesterday met with 5th Congressional District student Cassie Wilson to recognize her unique and significant achievements. Wilson is Hoyer's nominee for the 2006 Summer Congressional Page Program.
"I selected Cassie from this highly competitive applicant pool because of her outstanding academic and personal accomplishments""I selected Cassie from this highly competitive applicant pool because of her outstanding academic and personal accomplishments," Hoyer said. "Besides being an Honor Roll student and a member of the National Honor Society, Cassie serves as the captain of her school's Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps (JROTC), an excellent way to gain leadership skills."
Ms. Wilson resides in White Plains and just completed her junior year at Maurice J. McDonough High School in Pomfret.
The Congressional Page Program has been in existence for over 200 years. Participants are high school juniors that travel from across the country to live, work, and study in Washington D.C. Pages live in a residence hall on Capitol Hill, attend classes at the House Page School, and perform vital duties within the U.S. House of Representatives.
"This program is a wonderful way for high school students to get an inside look at the way Congress functions," Hoyer said. "In addition, the work that House Pages perform truly makes a difference to Members of Congress and we all appreciate their hard work."
To learn more about the Page Program, please call Congressman Hoyer's Washington D.C. office on 202-225-4131.