Easton High School Students Selected for MD General Assembly Page Program

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Kristin Ketterman (left) will serve as Page and Katie Spofford (right) will be the alternate.

Two Easton High students have been chosen to represent Talbot County in the Maryland General Assembly Student Page Program this year.  Kristin Ketterman will serve as Page and Katie Spofford will be the alternate.

Kristin Ketterman has been active in Junior Statesmen of America serving as Easton High Chapter President, is Vice President of the Human Rights Club, and is a member of National Honor Society. She has also been a member of the Easton High Varsity Cross Country Team. This past summer she attended the Gettysburg College Campaign and Elections Academy.  She has held internships in both the Talbot and Caroline County Public Defender’s Offices, and has volunteered as a Lab Assistant and Tour Guide at Horn Point Laboratory.  She has also been a volunteer at The Talbot County Democratic Headquarters as well as the Friends Helping Friends Soup Kitchen. Kristin plans to major in Political Science in college.

Katie Spofford is currently serving as the Easton High School student representative to the Board of Education.  She is a member of the National Honor Society and National Latin Honor Society of which she was elected Secretary.  She volunteers as a Juror for Teen Court, and holds the office of Student Government Secretary.  She has been a member of the Varsity Soccer and Indoor Track Teams, the Chesapeake All Star Cheerleading Team, the High Voltage All Star Dance and Cheerleading Team and the Talbot and Bay Country Figure Skating Teams.  She held several offices at the 2017 ALA Maryland Girls’ State, including Governor. She has also volunteered at the Talbot Interfaith Shelter and the YMCA and has been a National Honor Society Tutor, a Bay Bridge Run volunteer, a service dog trainer, and she was an intern for Congressman Andy Harris.  Katie hopes to pursue a career in politics.

Maryland high school seniors have served as student pages for members of the state legislature since 1970. Each year 105 pages and 36 alternates from across Maryland are selected by their local school systems to represent their schools and Counties.  Each selected page serves two nonconsecutive weeks in either the Senate or House of Delegates.  During the thirteen weeks of session, which run from the second week in January to early April, each page serves one week during the first eight weeks and returns for a second week during the last five.  The duties of pages are driven by the schedule of the chamber to which they are assigned.

Requirements include being a high school senior, residing and attending a public or nonpublic high school in Maryland, having an interest in government and history, a record of good conduct, scholastic achievement and being outgoing, courteous, reliable and efficient.  Interested students should apply through their schools in September and selection is completed by October 1st of each year.

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