TCPS Students Selected for Md General Assembly Page Program
Two Easton High School students have been chosen to represent Talbot County in the Maryland General Assembly Student Page Program this year. Dillon Prochnicki will serve as Page and Trevor Andrew will be the alternate.
Dillon Prochnicki is a Senior at Easton High School and resides in Oxford. He describes himself as “ambitious for knowledge and experience in government and history.” Dillon has had several prior experiences that have provided unique qualifications for the Student Page program. While living in Salisbury his freshman year, he served as the High School Representative on the Salisbury Human Rights Advisory Committee. His role was to provide the city with the perspectives of marginalized communities, particularly regarding local laws and events.
Dillon also served on the Maryland Youth Advisory Council as Legislative Chairman.
During the 2018 General Election, Dillon worked as an intern for the Talbot Democratic Central Committee, making calls to canvas, recruit volunteers and other administrative duties. Most recently he served as the Curriculum Director and Co-Manager for the St. Michaels YMCA Stem Catch-Up program in St. Michaels.
Trevor Andrew of Trappe is also a senior at Easton High. He has held leadership positions in the school’s chapter of the Navy Junior ROTC program and plays on the Varsity Tennis Team. He plans to attend college to study criminal justice and political science. In his application for the program, Trevor explained that he “loves anything and everything that deals with history and politics.”
Maryland high school seniors have served as student pages for members of the state legislature since 1970. Each year 105 pages and 36 alternates from across Maryland are selected by their local school systems to represent their schools and Counties. Each selected page serves two nonconsecutive weeks in either the Senate or House of Delegates. During the thirteen weeks of session, which run from the second week in January to early April, each page serves one week during the first eight weeks and returns for a second week during the last five. The duties of pages are driven by the schedule of the chamber to which they are assigned.
Requirements include being a high school senior, residing and attending a public or nonpublic high school in Maryland, having an interest in government and history, a record of good conduct, scholastic achievement and being outgoing, courteous, reliable and efficient. Interested students should apply through their schools in September and selection is completed by October 1st of each year.