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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.