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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., has appointed Matthew Beiger, a rising high school senior from Dunwoody, Ga., to participate in the U.S. Senate Page Program in Washington D.C. Beiger is serving as a Senate page for the second summer session, which runs from July 8 through August 2.

“Matt Beiger has a history of family members involved in state politics and shares their interest in public service,” said Isakson. “He already has volunteer campaign experience in Georgia, and I’m delighted to welcome Matt to our nation’s capital where he will learn more about our federal government. I’m confident that he will represent Georgia and our office well as a page in the U.S. Senate Page Program.”

Beiger is a student at Dunwoody High School where he maintains an above-4.0 grade point average. He is a member of the National Honor Society and president of the student government association. He also plays an active role in the Young Republicans Club, which he co-founded, and is a member of the Dunwoody Youth City Council. He previously was a Georgia State Senate page and has participated in several Georgia election campaigns as an intern and field representative. He is also active in sports and has earned varsity letters as a member of the baseball, swim, and cross country teams. Beiger attends Dunwoody United Methodist Church, where he is involved with youth and other activities.

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.

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