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Student Pages Selected for State Legislature

Release Date: 12/18/2009 11:07:20 AM

Each year the Maryland State Legislature invites high school students throughout the state to serve as pages on the floor of the House of Delegates and Senate. Carroll County is eligible to select four representatives and one alternate. Seniors from all public high schools in Carroll County and the Carroll Christian Academy were eligible to apply for the honor of serving as student page. 
       
The students who will represent Carroll County during the 2010 Legislative Session are Ryan Gontrum from Liberty High School, Nic Dahl from South Carroll High School, Anthony Smith from North Carroll High School, and Mary McCarthy from North Carroll High School.   Shannon McHale from Westminster High School was selected as the alternate.
      
The student page program enables high school seniors, selected by a local committee, to work as legislative pages for two non-consecutive weeks during the regular session of the legislature. It is designed to interest youth in state government, particularly in the proceedings of the Maryland legislature. Also, the page program is expected to increase participation in government and foster leadership among youth as well as to provide students with worthwhile experiences in state government. During their assignment, the pages selected for 2010 will maintain the bill books of individual delegates and senators, run errands, distribute literature and provide general assistance to the legislators.

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