Information Possibly Outdated
The information presented on this page was originally released on January 26, 2006. It may not be outdated, but please search our site for more current information. If you plan to quote or reference this information in a publication, please check with the Extension specialist or author before proceeding.
4-H youth can help in state government
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- 4-H’ers trying to gain educational extracurricular experience while in high school have the opportunity in March to work in Mississippi government.
The Mississippi State University Extension Service 4-H program and the Center for Governmental Training and Technology are recruiting four youth to serve as legislative pages March 13-17. The youth will serve either in the state Senate or House of Representative for one week during the 2006 legislative session.
Applicants must be 4-H members between 14 and 17. The students must have at least a B school average in high school and agree to adhere to behavioral standards expected of 4-H members. Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than Feb. 10, and faxed applications must be received by 5 p.m. Feb. 10. Applications are available at county Extension offices.
Each year, 4-H and the Center for Governmental Training and Technology offer four page positions to qualified youth. Lodging is provided at a nearby hotel, along with basic insurance and a chaperone.
For the mailing address or fax numbers for applications or for other information about the 4-H Legislative Page Program, contact Ben Carver at (662) 325-7367 or by e-mail at email@example.com.