Student Page Program for Maryland High School Seniors
***The Maryland General Assembly (MGA) will host student Pages virtually
for the 2021 Legislative Session.***
The 2021 MGA “Re-imagined” Virtual Page Program will be a modified version of the experience Pages have historically enjoyed. The virtual program will provide an opportunity for this year’s high school seniors to gain knowledge of, and experience with, the MGA legislative process and will provide virtual access to legislators and their staffs.
The program will be totally virtual for students and offered on a Zoom platform. It will involve no actual student visits to the State House complex. It will be a simplified but meaningful version of the traditional Page Program. It will expand and build upon selected portions of our program that can be conducted online (ie., online attendance at daily legislative sessions, online follow-up discussions about the law making processes, online presentations by, and discussions with, legislators and legislative staff, virtual attendance at committee hearings, online discussions of current happenings at the State House complex, and the review and tracking of legislation). Pages will also have virtual access to each other for student-to-student activities and discussions. Students, legislators and staff will be able to log-in and participate from wherever they have access to a computer, tablet/iPad or cell phone as long as they can connect to Zoom.
As with the historical program, the 2021 MGA “Re-imagined” Virtual Page Program is non-patronage and open to residents of Maryland who attend Maryland public and nonpublic high schools. Students must be seniors who are at least 16 years old. Selected Pages serve two nonconsecutive weeks during the thirteen weeks of session. Pages will receive a stipend of $15 for each day of participation.
Each county has a County Page Coordinator who oversees the application and selection process for their county. The County Page Coordinators work in coordination with each of their county high schools. Interested students should contact their County Coordinators directly to receive their county’s Page application and to determine the deadline for submission. Each county’s application may include unique requirements. For the name of a County Coordinator, or if you have any questions, please feel free to email Tawana Offer at Tawana.Offer@mlis.state.md.us.