Student Leadership → Maryland General Assembly Page Program
Since 1970, Maryland's high school seniors have had the opportunity to learn about the legislative process by serving as student pages in the Senate and the House of Delegates during the annual session of the Maryland General Assembly. Each year, 105 pages and 36 alternates are selected from across the State to represent their schools and counties in Annapolis. Each selected page will serve two nonconsecutive weeks in either the State Senate or the House of Delegates. The duties of the page revolve around the schedule of the chamber to which the page is assigned, and may include keeping bill books up-to-date, distributing materials on the floor to members, assisting visitors and delivering messages to members.
UPDATE 8/1/21: The Maryland General Assembly is working on the operational details for the 2022 Legislative Session. Much will depend on what the Maryland General Assembly decides about its operations as they monitor the status and the course of COVID-19 and the variants this coming Fall and Winter. The Maryland General Assembly page Coordinator is also monitoring decisions by the counties and the various school districts in the state. Safety and health are their main concerns.
While they do not know exactly how the program will operate this year, they successfully conducted the program virtually last year and will conduct it that way again this year, if necessary. Let’s hope that conditions improve substantially for everyone!
Updates will be provided as more information becomes available.