LEONARDTOWN, Md.—Three senior high school students from St. Mary's County were selected as student pages for the 2015 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Page Program.
The students who will serve as student pages for the 2015 legislative session are: Laurel Ruth Hornbuckle of Leonardtown High School and Kristen Miluski of Leonardtown High School. Sarah Carty of Great Mills High School was selected as the Student Page Alternate.
In order to be selected as a student page, the students had to go through a selection process at the school and county levels. Students had to demonstrate an extensive understanding of the legislative process, as well as a deep understanding of state and national issues.
Each selected student page will serve two nonconsecutive weeks in either the House of Delegates or the Senate. The duties of the student page include keeping the members' bill books up to date, distributing materials on the floor to the members, assisting visitors and delivering messages to the members.
The Maryland General Assembly Program provides high school seniors an opportunity to learn about the legislative process, as well as fosters leadership and critical thinking skills. The program was begun by House Speaker Thomas Hunter Lowe and approved by the Maryland State Board of Education. Each year, 105 pages and 36 alternates are selected from across the State to represent their schools and counties in Annapolis.
For more information, visit the Maryland General Assembly's web site at http://dls.state.md.us/.
Source: St. Mary's County Public Schools