PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – Two seniors from Calvert County Public Schools have been selected as student pages for the 2019 Maryland General Assembly in Annapolis. Thomas Ridenour and Jillian Gray of Northern High School will represent Calvert County during the legislative session. Sean Hale of Northern High School was selected as the alternate.
Dr. Daniel D. Curry, Superintendent, said, “We have so many outstanding students that we wish we could send more. Thomas and Jillian are among the best and we know they will be outstanding representatives of Calvert County.”
The students selected for this prestigious, highly competitive program demonstrate a strong knowledge base, as well as superior communication and problem-solving skills.
Student pages serve two nonconsecutive weeks in either the House of Delegates or the Senate during the thirteen-week session. Their duties include distributing materials to members on the floor, running errands, answering the phone, assisting visitors and delivering messages to members.
Begun in 1970 by House Speaker Thomas Hunter Lowe and approved by the Maryland State Board of Education, the program is designed to interest youth in state government, foster leadership and provide students with worthwhile experience in state government.