4 Charles Students Selected to Serve as General Assembly Pages

LA PLATA, Md. (Dec. 10, 2009)—Four Charles County public high school seniors were recently selected to participate in the 2010 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Page program.

The students who will serve as student pages for the 2010 legislative session are: Nathan Larsen of La Plata High School; Hunter Scofield of Maurice J. McDonough High School; and Shelby Wells of Thomas Stone High School. Kyle Grusholt, McDonough senior and Student Member to the Board of Education, 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 2010 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.

For more information, visit the Maryland General Assembly’s Web site at http://dls.state.md.us/top_pgs/students/student_page.html.

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