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William Griffith with U.S. Senator Richard Shelby. CONTRIBUTED

Madison student completes U.S. Senate Page Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Bob Jones High School student recently completed the U.S. Senate Page Program on Capitol Hill.

During his time as a Senate page for U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) in Washington, William Griffith was responsible for preparing the chamber for Senate sessions, delivering bills and amendments to the Senate desk, and distributing correspondence and other legislative documents to various offices throughout Congress.

“Will Griffith proved to be an intelligent and ambitious young man who represented the state of Alabama with honor during his time as a Senate page,” said Senator Shelby.  “The highly-rigorous page program allowed him to attend challenging academic classes while playing an important role in the day-to-day operations of Congress.  I am grateful for Will’s hard work during his semester as a page, and I am confident he has a bright future ahead.”

The son of Sonja and Bill Griffith of Madison, Griffith is currently a junior at Bob Jones.  He is an active member of the Student Government Association, the National Honors Society, the Social Studies Honor Society, the debate team, the Model United Nations team, the scholars bowl team, and the student athlete advisory committee.

Griffith is also involved in the school’s Young Republicans group and is a member of the tennis team.  He has received the Outstanding Citizen Award from the Daughters of the American Revolution Society and attended Capstone Leadership Academy at the University of Alabama.

Griffith said he enjoyed serving in the Senate Page Program, which sparked his interest in government and helped him better understand the inner workings of Congress.

“Being a Senate Page was an incredible experience,” said Griffith.  “It was amazing to see history being made and speak to people you see on nightly news every day.  However, it was also eye opening, as I went to school and worked with people from all over the country and from all walks of life.  I am so thankful that Senator Shelby selected me to be able to serve the U.S. Senate last fall.”

For over 100 years, studious high school juniors have been sponsored by U.S. Senators to become Congressional pages during a semester of their junior year.

 

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