Local student to participate in U.S. Senate Page Program

Spain Park High School junior Grace Friedman has been appointed to the U.S. Senate Page Program by Senator Jeff Sessions. (Contributed)

Spain Park High School junior Grace Friedman has been appointed to the U.S. Senate Page Program by Senator Jeff Sessions. (Contributed)

By MOLLY DAVIDSON / Staff Writer

HOOVER—A local high school student will spend the summer on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., as part of the U.S. Senate Page Program.

Spain Park High School junior and law academy student Grace Friedman was appointed to the historic Page Program by Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama.

The first U.S. Senate Page, a 9-year-old boy, was appointed by Sen. Daniel Webster in 1829. The first female pages were appointed in 1971.

The Page Program today looks different than it did in the past. Today, pages must be high school juniors and must be appointed and sponsored by a senator. The highly selective program only offers 30 Senate page positions.

During the program, Senate pages deliver documents between members of Congress, prepare the Senate chamber for business each day, assist members when Congress is in session and deliver bills and amendments to the floor.

Pages live at Webster Hall, near the U.S. Senate offices, throughout the summer program.

For more information about the U.S. Senate Page Program, visit Senate.gov/reference/reference_index_subjects/Pages_vrd.htm.