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Monday, July 9, 2018

Isakson Welcomes Atlanta Student as Senate Page

Yani Assikis of Atlanta selected by Isakson to serve in Washington through Aug. 3, 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., appointed Yani Alexander Assikis, a high school junior from Atlanta to participate in the U.S. Senate Page Program in Washington, D.C.

“Yani Assikis shows a strong interest in politics and the legislative branch, and I believe the Senate Page Program will serve him well,” said Isakson. “I take pride in knowing that Yani will be a great representative of Georgia and our office and gladly welcome him to our nation’s capital.”

Assikis began serving as an Isakson-appointed Senate page on July 9, 2018, and will remain in the program until Aug. 3, 2018.

Assikis is a student at the Paideia School in Atlanta where he maintains a 3.8 grade point average. Assikis serves as a lead lawyer on his school’s Mock Trial Team, where he earned the Best Lawyer Award from the State Bar of Georgia. Assikis also worked on the Paideia School Literary Magazine as a freshman and is a member of the investment club. He also plays on the varsity tennis team and spent many years playing soccer, including on a traveling team. In addition to his school activities, Assikis volunteers in the Atlanta community through projects such as Meals on Wheels and the Syria Mapping Project at the Carter Center.

The Senate Page Program is an enduring tradition dating back to 1829, when the first Senate page was appointed by Senator Daniel Webster. Senate pages are required to be high school juniors and at least age 16.

As Georgia’s senior senator, Isakson is allowed to appoint one Senate page from Georgia per session and there are typically four sessions per year – fall, spring, and two shorter sessions over the summer. Assikis is participating in the second of two sessions this summer.

Senate page duties include preparing the Senate chamber for sessions, delivering legislation and correspondence inside the Congressional compound and distributing statutes and amendments on the Senate floor. Senate pages who serve in the fall and spring must also attend academic classes each morning at the fully accredited U.S. Senate Page School before reporting for duty on the Senate floor.