High-schoolers sought to serve as Senate pages

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State Sen. Angela Bryant, D-Nash, is currently seeking high school students to serve as Senate pages. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Bryant is a third-term senator who represents portions of Wilson, Nash, Halifax, Vance and Warren counties in Senate District 4 and serves as chairwoman of the N.C. Legislative Black Caucus.

Prospective pages must be between the ages of 15 and 18 — or 14 if already in ninth grade — and in good academic standing at school. Prior approval must be granted by the principal if pages are appointed to serve during the school year.

Students who have not participated before will be given priority.

Pages will be paid $150 for their week of service or can elect to choose 30 hours of community service credits. Room, board and transportation to and from the General Assembly will be provided by an approved volunteer on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a $100 charge for room and board.

Pages will be required to report for duty at 1 p.m. Monday and will be released around 3:30 p.m. on Thursday during their week of service. Occasionally, the Senate will meet on Friday and pages will have the option of remaining on duty from 8 a.m. to noon. Pages will be responsible for their own transportation to Raleigh on Monday and home from Raleigh on Thursday.

For more information on the Senate page program, visit www.ncga.state.nc.us/Senate/SenatePages/.

To request an application and/or assistance with transportation, contact legislative assistant Jacqueta Rascoe at 919-733-5878 or email bryantla@ncleg.net.