MCS 8th Grade Student, Sam Thompson, Selected to Serve as a Legislative Page

January 18, 2016

Mater Christi School 8th grade student, Sam Thompson, has been selected to serve as a page in the spring session of the Vermont legislature. Sam was delighted when he realized that he would be spending time in Montpelier working with the state’s senators and representatives.

Each year 30 young Vermonters are selected to work as Legislative pages in the Vermont State House. Pages deliver messages for the members of the Senate, the House of Representatives, and the various Legislative offices. Serving as a page offers a unique opportunity to observe the workings of the legislature and to witness first-hand the often- historic events in Montpelier. Many Vermont politicians, including members of the current Legislature, got their start working as pages.

These politicians will discover that Sam, with his bright smile and amazing ability to start a conversation with anyone, also possesses many leadership qualities and the energy needed to sustain these. These are evident at school.

Sam is a homeroom representative on the student council, and he belongs to the school band. Sam easily slips into the position of band leader if the band director needs to work with a student individually. Recently, Sam, along with three other Mater Christi School band members, was selected to play in the 2016 District 3 Music festival.

In addition to his music commitment, he belongs to several organizations outside of school, one of which is the Columbian Squires. This organization works as a group to improve the community through volunteer work.

Sam will enjoy his experience as a page at the state capital, and his teachers are certain that Sam’s positive “take on life” will spread as he generously uses his energy to do his part to help insure that government communication continues as unimpeded as possible from the contingencies of time, distance, and, even, personalities!

Sister Joanne LaFreniere, RSM
Director of Public Relations and Spiritual Life