Mater Christi pages
Legislative pages from Mater Christi School have included (left to right) Hannah Cawley, Seamus Howrigan and Samuel Thompson.
BURLINGTON--For the third year in a row, a Mater Christi School student was chosen in a selective process to serve as a legislative page in the Vermont State House.
This year eighth grader Seamus Howrigan received the honor, following Mater Christi alumni Samuel Thompson ’16 and Hannah Cawley ’17.
Legislative pages serve for six weeks and experience first-hand the daily workings of the House and Senate. Many Vermont politicians began their political careers working as pages.
Mater Christi School middle students dive into the study of politics and history culminating in an intensive review of U.S. history in eighth grade. “Our students are exposed to a variety of ideas and political models and had the opportunity to visit the federal courthouse,” said eighth-grade social studies teacher Brent
Tremblay. “I think this type of exposure has encouraged our students to look toward opportunities like the legislative page program to continue to broaden their experiences.