BIDDEFORD — With the Maine Legislature set to reconvene in January, State Sen. Susan Deschambault, D-Biddeford, is reminding local schools and students about the Senate Honorary Page program at the State House in Augusta.

The full-day program gives students a unique opportunity not only to observe the state’s legislative process, but to be a part of it. All students from third grade through high school are encouraged to participate.

“It’s so inspiring to see our young Mainers taking a day out of their busy lives to get firsthand knowledge of their state government,” said Sen. Deschambault. “This program is a great way to supplement students’ classroom civics lessons.”

Honorary pages help deliver messages, distribute documents within the Senate Chamber, interact with the senators and, most importantly, take part in a real-world, interactive legislative learning experience.

The Legislature will begin meeting on Jan. 3 and is scheduled to end on April 18. Honorary pages are needed throughout the session, so scheduling is flexible.

For more information or to schedule a visit, contact Sen. Deschambault by phone at 287-1515 or by email at [email protected]

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