Charles Co. Students Selected to Serve as General Assembly Pages - Southern Maryland Headline News

Charles Co. Students Selected to Serve as General Assembly Pages

LA PLATA, Md. (November 10, 2011)—Four Charles County public high school seniors were recently selected to participate in the 2012 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Page program.

The students who will serve as student pages for the 2012 legislative session are: Natalie Griffin of North Point High School; Richard Lawrence Greenfield III of Thomas Stone High School; and Markus Jussi Tarjamo of North Point High School. Courtney Jones of Maurice McDonough High School was selected as 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 work with the General Assembly as Student Pages for two weeks during the spring 2012 legislative session. During the two-week period, students are assigned to work with either the Maryland 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.

Source: Charles County Public Schools

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