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Will Nelson chosen for U.S. Senate page Program

Nelson is a Jamestown student.

Sen. John Hoeven announced that Jamestown native Will Nelson has been selected to participate in the U.S. Senate Page Program’s fall 2021 session.

A junior at Jamestown High School, Nelson is a member of the swimming and diving team, football team and participates in speech. He serves as class president, is involved in a number of extracurricular activities and has received recognition for exceptional work serving his school, church and community.

“Individuals participating in the Senate Page Program receive a unique opportunity to study our nation’s government from within the halls of Congress,” Hoeven said. “Our democracy needs talented young people like Will to understand and engage in the legislative process, and his front-row seat to the Senate will provide him invaluable experience. We welcome Will to D.C. as this opportunity permits him first-hand knowledge and exposure to the democratic process.”

Nelson is the second page that Hoeven has sponsored. The Senate Page program dates back to 1829. Senate pages serve primarily as messengers, delivering documents throughout the Capitol complex. Other responsibilities include preparing the Senate Chamber for each day’s business, distributing the Congressional Record and other documents related to daily business and assisting in the cloakrooms and chambers. Senate pages complete their studies during early morning classes held at the Senate Page School which is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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