16:37 PM

Ky. Wing Cadets Serve as Legislative Pages

2nd Lt. Michelle Nordman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky Wing

Twenty-four Kentucky Wing cadets from a dozen squadrons traveled to the State Capitol in Frankfort recently for direct exposure to the legislative process though hands-on participation.

Coordinated by 2nd Lt. Karrina York, a Kentucky Wing government relations officer, the cadets served as personal pages for lawmakers and spent time in one-on-one sessions with legislative leaders.

In the midst of bill readings and votes during an afternoon session in the House, the cadets moved silently but with purpose between representatives and their staff, delivering messages and bills, running errands and copying material.

Each cadet's individual service to the nearly 100 representatives involved a few personal moments with their district's representative, who offered the cadets an opportunity to talk about their involvement in Civil Air Patrol and their future goals. Each cadet received a certificate identifying their appointment as a personal page.

Sen. Damon Thayer, Senate majority floor leader, hosted a question-and-answer session focusing on the impact of every vote and the opinions of voters. In addition, the cadets met with Rep. Tim Moore, who discussed the importance of planning and goal-setting.