WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that Hazel Minich, a Greenford resident and a junior at South Range High School, was selected to be a Capitol Hill page beginning January 20. Brown nominated Minich to be one of only 30 pages in the country for the 2015 Spring session.
“Hazel’s parents should be proud of the character and dedication of their daughter,” Brown said. “Her commitment to serving her community through Key Club International is a testament to who she is and how she was raised. I am glad that Hazel is one of the few students chosen nationwide to serve the Senate and I look forward to working with her this fall.”
Minich is a member of South Range High’s Speech and Debate club and Cross Country club. She also serves as Lieutenant Governor for Division 21 the Ohio District of Kiwanis Key Club International. Minich is interested in with healthcare and environmental issues, as well as voting rights.
"When Senator Brown called me two nights before Christmas, everything in my life fell into place. Being selected as Senator Brown's page is a wonderful gift,” Minich said. “However, this opportunity would not have been possible if I had not put in the time and effort over the years to establish myself as a worthy candidate. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Senator Brown, his staff, and all my friends and family who made it possible for me to accept this prestigious position.”
Dating back to the 19th Century, the Senate Page Program has developed into one of the nation’s most rewarding public service programs for students. Only 30 young Americans get this opportunity each session. Pages have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and see their government in action with responsibilities ranging from delivering correspondence to senators to helping prepare the floor for the legislative workday.
In addition, Pages receive compensation for working on the Senate floor, live in Page Residence buildings, and attend the Senate Page School. Interested students can find more information on Sen. Brown’s website or by clicking here.