MHS Students, Two of Twenty Georgians Chosen as Pages at Georgia State Capitol
On March 14th, the Georgia State Capitol hosted the 4th Annual Type 1 Diabetes Day and invited children living with Type 1 Diabetes between the ages of 12 to 18 to apply to serve as Pages to the Georgia Senate or House for the day.
Marietta High School seniors, Breanne Barco and Aili Fisher, were two of only 20 students selected to participate in Georgia’s Senate Page Program and serve as a Page to several Georgia State Senators.
This day was sponsored by the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, with the goal of raising awareness of issues facing diabetics in the state of Georgia to our legislators. These include step therapy, Kevin’s Law and insulin pricing awareness.
The Senate Page Program offers students a first-hand opportunity to visit the Capitol to observe and participate in the legislative process. Senate Pages serve the Senators by delivering important information and messages to them in the Senate Chamber during the legislative session day.
Aili and Breanne were chosen from a record number of applicants to page and both were honored to be part of a Senate Resolution recognizing March 14th as Type 1 Diabetes Awareness Day at the Capitol.