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South Carroll Student Serving as Page in U.S. House of Representatives

Release Date: 12/17/2009 1:39:01 PM

South Carroll Student Serving as Page in U.S. House of Representatives
 
Sarah Coyle, a junior at South Carroll High School, is serving as a Page in the U.S. House of Representatives. She received her appointment for the fall term from House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio and began her service in August. She will continue her duties as Page through January 2010. Coyle is one of the first Carroll County students to serve as a House Page.
     
High school juniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in core academic subjects may apply to work as Pages in the U.S. House of Representatives for a fall or spring appointment. While serving the House, Pages live in Washington D.C. in a residence hall a few blocks away from the Capitol. During the academic year, Pages attend classes at the House Page School. Pages must be sponsored by a Member of Congress and be at least sixteen years old on the date they begin their term.
     
Pages are supervised by adult full-time House employees and work as a team on the House Floor, not for individual Members. Their primary duties are delivering correspondence, legislative materials, and small packages within the congressional complex; answering phones in the Members’ Cloakrooms; taking messages for Members; and calling Members in the Chamber to the phone. Pages sometimes prepare the House Floor for sessions.
     
Coyle is a member of the National Honor Society at South Carroll High School and had earned more than 300 service-learning hours going into the current school year. She is considering a career in law.

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