Three local students served as pages for the Georgia State Legislature and Georgia State Senate during the 2023 Legislative session.
Caroline Van Schoor, an 8th-grade Springwood School student and LaGrange resident, was sponsored by Georgia State Representative Vance Smith (R-GA-138). Vivienne Van Schoor and Jacqueline Van Schoor, both 6th-grade Springwood School students and LaGrange residents, were sponsored by State Senator Randy Robertson (R-GA-29) for their experience at the State Capitol.
The Georgia House of Representatives and Georgia Senate Page Programs offer an opportunity to students 12 to 18 years of age to visit the State Capitol and serve the members of both the House of Representatives and Senate. Pages serve by delivering important information and messages in the chamber during the legislative session day.
This program has become an essential part of the services provided to the legislators, senators, and the public and provides students with a first-hand opportunity to observe and participate in state government. For over 50 years, the experience has sparked many political aspirations and has been a connective link between elected leaders and Georgia’s young students.
For more information on the 2024 Senate Page Program go to https://ltgov.georgia.gov/constituent-services/about-page-program.
For more information on the 2024 House Page Program go to https://www.legis.ga.gov/house/page-program.