AUGUSTA —With the new Legislature underway, Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, is reminding local schools and students about the Senate Honorary Page program at the State House in Augusta.
The daylong program gives students a unique opportunity not only to observe the state’s legislative process, but to be a part of it. All students from third grade through high school are encouraged to participate.
“The honorary page program is a great opportunity for young people to come and learn about the day-to-day operation of state government,” said President Jackson. “I encourage students from Aroostook County to come down for a day to visit.”
Honorary pages help deliver messages, distribute documents within the Senate Chamber, interact with the senators and, most importantly, take part in a real-world, interactive legislative learning experience.
The Legislature is currently underway and is expected to continue until June. Honorary pages are needed throughout the session, so scheduling is flexible.
For more information or to schedule a visit, contact President Jackson by phone at (207) 287-1500 or by email at Troy.Jackson@legislature.maine.gov.