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Press Release: Vermont Legislative Page

November 20, 2017

For the third year in a row, a Mater Christi School student was chosen in a selective process to serve as a legislative page in the Vermont State House. This year, 8th grader Seamus Howrigan received the honor, following Mater Christi alumni, Samuel Thompson ’16 and Hannah Cawley ’17. Legislative pages serve for six weeks, and experience first-hand the daily workings of the House and Senate. Many Vermont politicians started their political careers working as pages. 

Mater Christi School middle students dive into the study of politics and history culminating in an intensive review of US history in 8th grade. “Our students are exposed to a variety of ideas and political models, and had the opportunity to visit the Federal Courthouse last month,” said 8th Grade Social Studies teacher Brent Tremblay, who has taught for 22 years. “I think this type of exposure has encouraged our students to look toward opportunities like the legislative page program to continue to broaden their experiences.”

In addition to the academic program, Mater Christi School offers extracurricular opportunities for students who seek academic challenges including a Scholars Bowl team and one of few middle school Robotics teams in the Chittenden County area. Mater Christi School is a private Catholic PS-8 school in Burlington, VT.