Congressman Clyburn Announces Two Sixth District Students

Sep 5, 2007

(Washington, DC) – Sixth District Congressman and House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn today announced two Timberland High School students will serve as Congressional Pages for the Fall of 2007. William Holmes III of St. Stephen and Martina Nelson of Bonneau have been selected to serve as Pages in the U.S. House of Representatives.Congressman Clyburn nominated the students, and their selection was made by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Students must be at least 16-years-old and have an excellent academic record to be considered for an appointment as a Congressional page.

“I look forward to having these two outstanding students represent South Carolina on Capitol Hill,” Congressman Clyburn said. “We hear too many negatives about schools in the rural parts of our state. I believe William and Martina demonstrate that we have wonderful, successful students who are being educated in our rural public schools, and are deserving of such opportunities.”

In his application for the position, William wrote that he wanted to be a Congressional Page “to be a part of something that could shape my life.” Martina hopes the appointment will provide real experience that could help her reach her goal of becoming a Supreme Court Justice.

The students will live, work and attend school in Washington for the Fall semester. Their primary duties include serving as couriers, calling Members to vote, and raising the flags above the Capitol.

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