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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Isakson Welcomes Gainesville Student as Senate Page

Alex Little selected by Isakson to serve in Washington through Jan. 25, 2019

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

“Alex Little has demonstrated an interest in public service, and I’m delighted that we’re able to offer him the opportunity to work in government at a young age through the Senate Page Program,” said Isakson. “I’m confident that Georgia will be well represented by Alex during his time in Washington.”

Little began serving as an Isakson-appointed Senate page on Sept. 4, 2018, and will remain in the program until Jan. 25, 2019.

Little is a student at North Hall High School in Gainesville, where he maintains an above 4.0 grade point average and is a part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Program. He is captain of the varsity academic team and a member of the Beta Club and the junior varsity tennis team. Alex is also a member of the varsity speech and debate team and won the “top novice award in humorous interpretation” at Georgia’s Speech and Debate Tournament earlier this year. The Georgia Forensic Coach’s Association also named Little “student of the month” for March 2018. Little is a server at Lanier Village Estates retirement community, a counselor at YMCA’s Camp High Harbour and volunteers at Lake Lanier Olympic Park.

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.

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.