FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kids from around the state showed up to learn, assist, and experience what happens when the legislative body gathers.
Mycah Woosley from Grant County Middle School and Dylan Brickler from Dry Ridge Elementary attended as pages after they won an essay contest through the Family Resource and Youth Services Center (FRYSC).
"They write a letter stating why they want to be a page," said Brian Akers of FRYSC. "In that letter they explain what the Family Resource Center has done for them or their school."
Brickler wrote in his letter:
"I'm not exactly sure what a page is, so this opportunity will show me lots of things. I could learn about the government. I don't really know much about government, and that's what we're going to be learning in school. So, it might help my knowledge. Being a page will help me in school, and I will have fun running errands and seeing different places and things I've never seen is fun. Plus, when I get back to school, I can tell everyone what I did. So that's why I want to be a page."
"My name is Mycah Woosley. I am 12 years old. I attend Grant County Middle School. I recently attended a memorial service for a young soldier who as killed in Iraq. His name was Tyler Womdorf. A Kentucky Senator was also at the service. She approached Tina, Tyler's mom, who was setting beside me. After the service, the senator told me about the Page Program. By being a Page, I would be able to learn about the Kentucky Legislature, first hand. How laws are made and how bills are passed. Maybe, even how to help stop wars, like the one that took Tyler. Thank you so much for this opportunity."
Both students arrived about 11:30 Wednesday morning to register and sit through a brief seminar. Dylan was assigned to the House Floor and Mycah went to the Senate Floor.
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