AUGUSTA — St. John Catholic School sixth graders recently served as honorary pages at the Maine State Senate according to news release from Bonnie McGann, the school’s principal. The students were sponsored by Sen. Scott Cyrway, District 15, representing Winslow, Vassalboro and China.

They started with a formal introduction to a full Senate, receiving official name tags and specific duties to carry out. They learned about the legislative process while providing a public service. They carried messages and distributed necessary materials required in conducting the business of the day. They met many senators, President of the Senate Michael Thibodeau, the sergeant-at-arms and much of the senatorial staff.

At lunch in the cafe, they met with State Attorney General Janet Mills. She explained what her job entails and presented the group with copies of the U.S. Constitution and the Maine State Constitution.

Before leaving, the group went by the Governor’s Office in the hopes of meeting him, and they did. Photos were taken and he spoke with the students at length. He also invited them to come back and have lunch with him at the Blaine House and he would give them a personal tour.


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