U.S. Senator Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., is encouraging Wyoming high school students to apply to be a Senate page for the fall session in Washington, D.C.
There are a total of 30 page positions in the United States Senate each session. One of those positions is reserved for Enzi to sponsor a young adult from Wyoming to serve as a Senate page. The deadline for this applications is June 7.
“The page program allows students to have a front row seat during debates in the U.S. Senate,” said Enzi. “The program will provide experiences that participants will carry with them forever.”
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.
Eligibility is limited to students who will be juniors in high school this fall and who will be 16 or 17 years old on or before the date of the appointment. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
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.
Pages attend classes at the Senate Page School from 6:15 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. and then work until 4:00 p.m. or until the Senate adjourns for the day. The Senate Page School provides a rigorous academic course of studies and the necessary requisites for a junior year course of study.
The fall session runs from September 6, 2016 through January 27, 2017. The application and additional information can be found by going to 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.