Sen. Sanborn invites local students to Augusta for Honorary Page program

Posted: February 10, 2019 | Senator Heather Sanborn

AUGUSTA — With the Legislature back in session, Sen. Heather Sanborn, D-Portland, 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.

“Serving as an Honorary Page is a great way for students to get firsthand knowledge of their state government,” said Sen. Sanborn. “I hope they leave the State House inspired to pursue a career in public service and maybe even run for office someday.”

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 welcomed throughout the session, so scheduling is flexible.

For more information or to schedule a visit, contact Sen. Sanborn by phone at (207) 287-1515 or by email at heather.sanborn@legislature.maine.gov.