Clyburn Announces a Bowman Student

Dec 14, 2009 Issues: Congressional Issues

(Washington, DC) – Sixth District Congressman and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn announced today that Tekeisha King of Bowman has been selected by the Speaker of the House as a Congressional Page for the Spring 2010 session.  Congressman Clyburn nominated the junior at Bethune Bowman High School for the program.

“Tekeisha is a very well-rounded student who has demonstrated the talent and ambition needed to succeed in the highly competitive Page program,” Congressman Clyburn said.  “I am pleased to have such a remarkable young woman representing South Carolina and the Sixth Congressional District as a Congressional Page.”

In her Page application, Tekeisha indicated her career goal is to become a federal judge on the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.

“I believe that becoming a Page will help assist me in gaining the knowledge I need to pursue my long life goal…Most importantly, I feel I can contribute and be a great asset to the U.S. House of Representatives Page Program because I am a dynamic worker who believes in accomplishing my goals and ‘getting the job done’ no matter what it may take,” she wrote.
Tekeisha maintains the highest grade point average in her grade and is a member of the National Honors Society while serving on student council.  She has been in the band, and on the volleyball, softball and track and field teams.  She attained the rank of Sergeant First Class in JROTC, and was selected to participate in the Clemson Academically Talented Student Program.  She is also active in her church and volunteers for the Adopt-a-Highway Program. 

Pages assist Members of Congress with their legislative duties, deliver correspondence and small packages within the congressional complex, answer phones in the Member cloakrooms, and prepare the House Floor for sessions.

High school juniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in core academic subjects may apply to work as Pages in the U.S. House of Representatives for a fall or spring appointment. While serving the House, Pages live in Washington D.C. and attend classes at the House Page School.  
Tekeisha is the daughter of Keith and Ruby King, both of Bowman.