LA PLATA, Md. (Dec. 3, 2008)—Four Charles County Public high school seniors were recently selected to participate in the 2009 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Page program.
The students who will serve as student pages for the 2009 legislative session are: Michael Zick of La Plata High School; Ryan Floberg of La Plata High School; and Griffin Canfield of Westlake High School. Kelsey Pearson of North Point High School is the Student Page Alternate.
The opportunity to serve in the legislative page program is offered annually to Charles County Public Schools seniors. Students who apply are selected through a series of interviews. Applicants must also write an essay to describe their interest to participate in the program.
These students will have the opportunity to work with the General Assembly as Student Pages for two weeks during the spring 2009 legislative session. During the two-week period, these students will be assigned to work with either the state Senate or House of Delegates in Annapolis. Duties include delivering messages to staff, distributing legislative materials, and working with staff committees and other legislative offices.
The program is designed to interest youth in state government and the proceedings of the legislature, increase participation in government, foster leadership skills and provide students with worthwhile experiences in state government.