Logan Bates of Macon, Ga., selected by Isakson to serve as Senate Page through June 10, 2016
“I am proud to welcome Logan to our nation’s capital and into the highly competitive United States Senate Page Program. I expect great things out of him and know he will represent Georgia and our office well,” said Isakson.
Bates began serving as a Senate page on Feb. 1, 2016, and will remain in the program through June 10, 2016.
Bates maintains a 4.0 grade point average at Mount de Sales Academy in Macon and was recently inducted into the World Language Honor Society for his achievements in French. He actively participates in his high school student body and volunteers in his community through projects such as Rebuilding Macon and the Ocmulgee National Monument Cleanup. Bates has also received a varsity letter in cross country, basketball and track.
The Senate Page Program is an enduring tradition dating back to 1829, when the first Senate page was appointed by Senator Daniel Webster. Female students began receiving Senate page appointments in 1971. Senate pages are required to be high school juniors and at least age 16.
Isakson is allowed to appoint one Senate page from Georgia per session and there are typically four sessions per year – fall, spring, and two shorter sessions over the summer.
Senate page duties include preparing the Senate chamber for sessions, delivering legislation and correspondence inside the Congressional compound and distributing statutes and amendments on the Senate floor. Senate pages who serve in the fall and spring also must attend academic classes each morning at the fully-accredited U.S. Senate Page School before reporting for duty on the Senate floor.