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Students serve as Capitol pages
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Annah Shearouse of Effingham County High School served as a page for the day for state Rep. Jon Burns (R-Newington) on Jan. 26. Pictured are Rep. Burns, Shearouse and state Speaker of the House David Ralston. - photo by Photo provided

The cities of Rincon and Springfield, as well as Effingham County High School, were well represented at the state Capitol by ECHS students serving as pages.

Lauren Morgan, Olivia Spradley and Kirstin Zarkadas paged for Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) on Jan. 26, while Annah Shearouse, Kaelyn Decker and Morgan Duff were pages for Rep. Jon Burns (R-Newington).

While being pages, the young ladies were able to meet the Speaker of the House David Ralston and Gov. Nathan Deal.

Through the PAGE program with the Georgia House of Representatives, students 12 years of age and older assist their state representative for the day.

While at the Capitol, students deliver notes from constituents, lobbyists and other individuals and guests to representatives on the House floor.