LA PLATA, Md. - Charles County Public Schools has selected three students and an alternate to represent the school system as pages to the Maryland General Assembly for the 2007 legislative session. This year the students are Heather Coombs of Maurice J. McDonough High School, Brian Frazee of Thomas Stone High School and Allison Ripley of Westlake High School. Turner Coggins, III of La Plata High School has been selected to the position of Student Page Alternate this year.
Each school year, this opportunity is offered to seniors in Charles County who are interested in participating in the program. Students who apply are selected through a series of interviews and by the writing of an essay regarding their interest in being a Student Page.
The three students will have the opportunity to work with the General Assembly as Student Pages for two weeks during the spring of the 2007 legislative session. They will be assigned to work with either the Maryland Senate or the House of Delegates in Annapolis during that period. Their duties include everything from delivering messages and distributing legislative materials to working with staff committees and other legislative offices.