ATLANTA (February 9, 2012) – Senator Bill Hamrick (R-Carrollton) welcomed local students Caroline Conerly and Samantha Holland to the State Capitol on Tuesday, February 7, as participants in the Senate Page Program for the 2012 Legislative Session.
“I encourage students, particularly those interested in civics and government, to take advantage of this excellent opportunity to experience the legislative process first hand,” said Sen. Hamrick. “This is a chance for students to experience American politics and watch the state legislature at work.”
Conerly is in the ninth grade at Central High School and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Conerly. Holland is a senior at Paulding County High School is the daughter of Ms. Kelly McCauley.
“When I was little, I wanted to be the President,” said Conerly, “By learning more about government and politics while I’m at the Capitol, this can still be a reality for me.”
“It was especially nice to be at the Capitol on 4-H Day because I am a 4-H member,” said Holland, “This was my second year as a Page and I enjoyed helping Senator Hamrick throughout the day.”
Pages are granted access to the Senate Chamber for the day and are responsible for delivering messages to the senators on the floor. They may also be called on by senators to run special errands.
Each senator is limited to 20 pages and spots are filled on a first come first served basis. Those interested should contact Senate Page Program Coordinator Nancy Ray at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 404-657-7004.
For Immediate Release:
February 9, 2012
Natalie Dale, Director
Jennifer Yarber, Deputy Director