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OCTOBER 12, 2017 • COMMUNITY RECORDER/BOONE • 7A

SCHOOL NOTES Continued from Page 6A

» She has been waiting for this moment since she was in eighth grade. Conner High School Student Juliana Surprenant is spending half of her junior year in Washington, D.C., as a U.S. Senate page working for her sponsor Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell. A United States Senate page is a non-partisan federal employee. Juliana Surprenant’s mother, Surprenant Cathy, says, “Juliana heard about the U.S. Senate Page program three years ago from my friend who participated back in the 80’s. She has spent the last few years doing everything she could to build her resume for this application.” A candidate must be in 11th-grade and has to have at least a 3.0 GPA to apply.

Surprenant’s day consists of attending school every weekday from 6:15 a.m. until about 9:45 a.m. She then works as a Senate page for McConnell from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. or until the Senate adjourns. She is required to wear a uniform and the rules are strict. Surprenant is one of 28 Senate pages. She will room with four to six students and there is a curfew. Surprenant will earn a small salary but out of that she must pay for her room and board. Known for being an exceptional student at Conner High, in her spare time Surprenant is also involved in varsity track, varsity cross country, the academic team, Leadership League, Boone County Youth Cabinet, FCCLA and the National Honor Society. While Surprenant has a deep interest in politics and debating she plans to major in science and mathematics in col-

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