U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging Wyoming high school juniors to apply to be a Senate page in Washington, D.C.
The deadline for spring applications is Nov. 7. There are 30 page positions in the U.S. Senate each session and Enzi is fortunate to have the opportunity to sponsor a student from Wyoming to serve in one of these positions.
“The U.S. Page program is a great opportunity for young people and provides experiences that participants will carry with them for the rest of their lives,” Enzi said. “Not many people can say they’ve worked on the Senate floor – the page program gives students a front row seat to see history in the making while gaining real work experience.”
Page duties consist primarily of delivering correspondence and legislative material at the Capitol. Other duties include preparing the Senate chamber for sessions and carrying bills and amendments to the appropriate people on the Senate floor.
Spring page eligibility is limited to high school juniors who will be 16 or 17 years old by the date of appointment. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
The Senate Page School provides the necessary requisites for a junior year course of study that is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Pages live in Webster Hall located near the Capitol and receive a stipend to cover the cost of the residence. Breakfast and dinner are provided each day.
The spring session runs from Jan. 28 to June 7, 2019. The application and additional information can be found at www.enzi.senate.gov. Further questions can be directed to Dianne Kirkbride in Senator Enzi’s Cheyenne office at 307-772-2477 or Dianne_Kirkbride@enzi.senate.gov.