Sen. Claxton invites local students to Augusta for Honorary Page program
AUGUSTA — With the Legislature back in session, Sen. Ned Claxton, D-Auburn, 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 Maine’s legislative process, but to be a part of it. Students from third grade through high school are encouraged to participate.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for our youth to experience the debate and compromise that makes us a democracy,” said Sen. Claxton. “As Honorary Pages, I hope youth will be inspired to find their own way to get involved in public service.”
Honorary Pages help deliver messages and distribute documents within the Senate Chamber, interact with senators and, most importantly, take part in a real-world, interactive legislative learning experience.
The Legislature is scheduled to be in session through late June. Honorary Pages are needed throughout the session, so scheduling is flexible.
For more information or to schedule a visit, contact Sen. Claxton by phone at (207) 287-1515 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.