Congressional page applications available
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[FEB. 27, 2006]
PEORIA -- U.S. Rep. Ray LaHood, R-Peoria,
announced Thursday that his office is accepting applications from
high school students residing in the 18th Congressional District who
are interested in serving as a congressional page this summer.
The congressional page
program offers a firsthand opportunity for high school juniors to
participate in the operations of the U.S. House of Representatives.
All pages are appointed by the speaker of the house; however, in
order to qualify for consideration for an appointment, applicants
must be nominated by their member of congress. The page program is
highly competitive, with a total of 72 appointments being accepted
All applicants must be at least 16 years of age at the
time their appointment would begin and have a cumulative grade-point
average of a B or better. Summer program applicants may serve as a
page only during the summer before or the summer after their junior
year of high school.
The page program runs during the school year as well as during
the summer, though the applications now available are for the summer
of 2006 only. School-year page applications will be available in the
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Students interested in applying for a page nomination from the
18th District congressman should request an application packet from
Carol Merna in LaHood's Peoria office. She can be reached by phone
at (309) 671-7027 or by e-mail at
Completed application packets must be returned to the
congressman's district office in Peoria no later than March 24.
[News release from
Rep. Ray LaHood,
18th Congressional District]