April 29, 2014

Idaho High School Student To Serve As U.S. Senate Page

Crapo sponsors Kuna teen for summer program in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. - An Idaho student will have the opportunity to spend an interesting monthworking on the floor of the United States Senate.  Idaho Senator Mike Crapo aided high school student Camdon Kay with his application for the U.S. Senate Page Program, which provides high school students the opportunity to learn more about Congress and the legislative process firsthand.  Students in the program assist senators on the floor with day-to-day operations.

Camdon Kay is a native of Kuna and will be a junior at Kuna High School this coming fall.  Camdon is an active figure in his school community, serving as the Sophomore Class President this past year. He also served as the chairman of the school's ski and snowboard club and is a member of a student leadership organization that works to coordinate school events such as dances and assemblies. In addition to his many extra-curricular activities, Camdon maintains a 4.0 GPA and plans to pursue a career in the medical field in the future.

According to the description of the Senate Page Program, pages meet some of the nation's "most prominent leaders and witness firsthand the political debates of the United States Senate." Their duties include delivering correspondence and legislative materials within the U.S. Capitol Complex. They are paid for their efforts and serve a four-week term during the summer months. Applications can be made through the U.S. Senate or members of the Senate.

U.S. Senate rules stipulate that Senate Pages must be high school juniors and maintain high academic standards. They are sponsored by Senators, but not every Senator can place Senate Pages each session.