WASHINGTOn, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., announced Tuesday the appointment of Emily Thompson from Denton as a Senate page for this summer’s session.
Thompson is a rising senior at North Caroline High School. She will have the opportunity to work in the Senate chamber to assist with day-to-day operations in the Capitol from July 8 through Aug. 2, a news release states.
“Emily is an energetic and bright student who is committed to public service — from her work in student government to volunteer work through the Leo Club and her church,” said Van Hollen in a statement. “I’m proud to appoint her to the Senate Page Program, where she’ll have the unique opportunity to see and participate in the inner workings of the U.S. Senate.”
Senate page duties consist primarily of delivery of correspondence and legislative material within the Congressional complex. Other duties include preparing the chamber for Senate sessions and carrying bills and amendments to the desk.
The Senate Page Program began in 1829 and continues to this day, with pages coming from all 50 states. They are each appointed and sponsored by a senator.
Pages must be high school juniors and at least 16 years old.