Congressman Michael Turner announced that his office is eligible to sponsor a Congressional Page for the Summer II Session, which begins on July 5, 2009 and concludes on August 1, 2009. The Congressional Page program gives students the opportunity to experience the inner workings of Capitol Hill.Congressman Michael Turner announced that his office is eligible to sponsor a Congressional Page for the Summer II Session, which begins on July 5, 2009 and concludes on August 1, 2009. The Congressional Page program gives students the opportunity to experience the inner workings of Capitol Hill.
A summer Congressional Page receives a stipend and resides in the Page Residence Hall on Capitol Hill. A summer Page workday begins at 9:00 a.m. and extends to at least 5:00 p.m., or until the House adjourns for the day – whichever is later. Pages serve primarily as messengers, delivering legislative material between various buildings on Capitol Hill.
The Page Program is administered through the Office of the Clerk of the House, and the selection process is very competitive. Academic standing is one of the most important criteria used in the selection of pages. Congressman Turner will nominate one student but the final selection is determined by the House Congressional leadership.
“The Congressional Page Program offers high school students the unique opportunity to serve their country while witnessing firsthand how our government works,” said Turner. “I strongly encourage students interested in government and public service to apply. I look forward to nominating one of the best and brightest students from Ohio’s Third Congressional District for this unique opportunity.”
Students entering into their junior or senior year this fall are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age; reside in the Third Congressional District; have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher; submit a 250-300 word essay on why they want to be a Congressional Page; include an official high school transcript; a resume of extra-curricular activities, and three letters of recommendation.
Applications must be submitted to Congressman Turner’s office by Thursday, April 30, 2009 at 12:00 noon. High school students interested in applying for the Congressional Page program should contact Congressman Turner’s Washington, D.C. office at 202-225-6465 or the Dayton district office at 937-225-2843. Students may also visit his website at https://turner.house.gov/Co