AUGUSTA — With the new legislative session underway, Sen. Justin Chenette, D-Saco, would like to remind local teachers, parents 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 the state's legislative process, but to be a part of it. All students from third grade through high school are encouraged to participate.
“The honorary page program is a wonderful way for students to get an up-close look at the legislative process.” said Sen. Chenette. “I would be happy to help schedule a time for students in our area to participate.”
Honorary pages help deliver messages, distribute documents within the Senate Chamber, interact with the senators and, most importantly, take part in a real-world, interactive legislative learning experience.
The Legislature will begin meeting on January 4, 2017 and is expected to run through June 2017. Honorary pages are needed throughout the session, so scheduling is flexible.
For more information or to schedule a visit, contact Sen. Chenette by phone at (207) 287-1515 or by visiting mainesenate.org.