Just recently, senior Caroline McKellar participated in a unique program in our state’s Capitol. She was chosen to be a page for Senator Greg Reed through the Legislative Page Program. As a part of the program she assisted the members of the Alabama Senate and staff, by running errands on the Senate floor and during committee meetings. As a page she had a rare privilege to work on the senate floor, while legislative action was going on around her. Also, she got to see first-hand action while sitting in on the health, finance, and education committee meetings. While with Senator Greg Reed, she went to a press conference about coal mining staying in Alabama and attended a joint session with the house and senate on Military Appreciation Day. Governor Bentley stopped by for a photo op on her last day in Montgomery and a tour of the state Capitol was also on her busy agenda while paging. Senator Orr of district 3 spoke with the pages of the senate and answered any questions about certain pieces of legislation that were being voted on, at that time. McKellar said, “It was a great learning experience and I would love to do it again. I met so many new people and learned a lot about the politics happening in Montgomery. I loved seeing our state’s government in action. It motivates me even more to work in politics in my future.” McKellar plans on attending Samford University while double majoring in history and political science. If you would like to participate in the Legislative Page Program, in either the house or the senate, visit The Official Website of The Alabama Legislature.
Legislative Page Program