Hoeven Welcomes Jamestown Student to Senate Page Program

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that Jamestown native Will Nelson has been selected to participate in the U.S. Senate Page Program’s fall 2021 session. A junior at Jamestown High School, Will is a member of the swimming and diving team, football team and participates in Speech. He currently serves as class president, is involved in a number of extra-curricular activities and has received recognition for his exceptional work serving his school, church and community.

“Individuals participating in the Senate Page Program receive a unique opportunity to study our nation’s government from within the halls of Congress,” said Hoeven. “Our democracy needs talented young people, like Will, to understand and engage in the legislative process, and his front-row seat to the Senate will provide him invaluable experience. We welcome Will to DC as this opportunity permits him firsthand knowledge and exposure to the democratic process.” 

Will is the second page that Senator Hoeven has sponsored. The Senate Page program dates back to 1829. Senate pages serve primarily as messengers, delivering documents throughout the Capitol complex. Other responsibilities include preparing the Senate Chamber for each day’s business, distributing the Congressional Record and other documents related to daily business and assisting in the cloakrooms and chambers. Senate pages complete their studies during early morning classes held at the Senate Page School which is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.