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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Susan Collins welcomed Avery Buchanan of Yarmouth to the U.S. Senate Page Program in Washington, D.C. She is the daughter of Scott and Kirsten Buchanan.
“I was delighted to nominate Avery to the Senate Page Program, and I know she will do an exceptional job in this important role,” said Senator Collins. “Avery is a highly motivated student with an impressive record of academic achievement and involvement in extracurricular activities. This program will provide her with a unique opportunity to see the legislative process firsthand.”
Avery is a junior at Yarmouth High School. She is active in the Global Action Club, the Social Justice Club, and the Finance Club. Avery also runs her own babysitting business that she started when she was 13 years old. A dedicated multi-sport athlete, she competes at the varsity level for soccer, hockey, and softball. In addition, Avery volunteers as a coach for elementary school softball and middle school hockey.
Senate pages must be high school juniors, at least 16 years old, and attend school. Senate page duties consist primarily of delivery of correspondence and legislative material within the Capitol complex. Other duties include preparing the chamber for Senate sessions and carrying bills and amendments to the desk. Pages attend classes in the early morning at the United States Senate Page School, a program fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
With 30 pages per session, only the most senior members of the Senate can sponsor pages. Maine students who are interested in applying for future sessions of the Senate Page Program can do so through Senator Collins’ website at: https://www.collins.senate.gov/services/students