RALEIGH — Kurtis Johnson, a student at Yadkin Success Academy, recently served as a page for the North Carolina House of Representatives. He was sponsored by Speaker Tim Moore (R), Cleveland. Johnson was appointed and introduced to the Members of the House during session.
The North Carolina House Page Program offers a unique and firsthand experience to students from across the state. Each year, the program provides a captivating insight into government by connecting students with elected leaders of North Carolina.
Pages are given the opportunity to observe North Carolina lawmakers, lobbyists, staff, and constituents working together in the legislative process. The Pages witness and learn how a bill becomes a law, the structure of state government, and the legislative process. House Pages attend session and committee meetings each day. House Pages are also given the opportunity to provide office assistance to members and staff of the House of Representatives.
“This year we received roughly 500 applications for the House Page Program,” said Misty Greene, House page supervisor.
“The House Page Program dates back to the 1800s in North Carolina. Every week, my goal is to provide an experience to each House Page that will be invaluable to learning about state government in North Carolina. In the past two years, I have evolved the program activities to include writing legislation and conducting a mock session. The new activities are meant to provide an enriching simulation and deeper understanding of the process of how important decisions are made in the North Carolina General Assembly,” said Greene.