From Harford County Public Schools:
Each year, HCPS sends five students to Annapolis to spend two, non-consecutive weeks serving in either the House of Delegates or the Maryland Senate, performing various tasks such as filing books, running errands and sitting in on meetings and hearings. The competitive selection process for the Student Page Program, which began months ago, starts with each public and private school in the county choosing up to two applicants.
Selected students completed an application and participated in a grueling interview process where they appeared before a 12-person committee made up of students and educators from around the county. From this pool of students, an ultimate five pages and one alternate are selected, which mirrors Harford County’s representation in Annapolis.
The high school seniors who were chosen to serve as student pages for the 2012 Maryland General Assembly – Belawoe Atwakoku, Aberdeen High School; Christina McIntyre, Bel Air High School; Adam Hiob, Aberdeen High School; Julius Halstead, Patterson Mill High School; and Erin Chase, North Harford High School – will come together for “A Morning Together” on Thursday, December 8, 2011, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. that will include breakfast and time for the free flow and exchange of ideas. During the breakfast, the pages will have the opportunity to meet with the elected officials for whom they will support in the upcoming 90-day legislative session to take place January through April 2012.