General Assembly Seeks Student Involvement

General Assembly Seeks Student Involvement

The Maryland General Assembly seeks six Frederick County high school seniors to serve as five pages and one alternate page during the coming legislative sessions.

Each selected page serves two nonconsecutive weeks in either the House of Delegates or the State Senate. The session runs from January 13 to April 12, 2021. The 2021 virtual page program is a modified version of the traditional program, fully virtual for the students, who will not visit the State House complex this year. Online activities will include conversations with senators and delegates as well as online participation in legislative sessions and committee hearings.

Interested students should contact their page coordinator or principal for an application. Completed student nomination packets are due from schools to the FCPS secondary social studies curriculum specialist by 4 p.m., Tuesday, November 10. Schools may have an earlier deadline for student applications. Each county high school may nominate one student who must attend a virtual selection forum Monday, November 16.

To qualify, a student must be a senior and at least 16 years of age; have or obtain a social security number; exhibit an interest in government and history; have an average or above average scholastic record; have a record of good conduct; be competent, courteous and reliable; wear appropriate dress and exhibit good personal grooming; and be outgoing and like to meet people.

By early December, the Speaker and President of the Maryland General Assembly will notify students selected to participate.