CISMC Students Participate in the Governor’s Page Program

The Pilot – February 21, 2010

Communities In Schools of North Carolina announced that CIS of Moore County students Angela Ritter, Dean Thomas and Stephanie Perryman participated in the Governor’s Page Program in Raleigh.

The North Moore High School students spent the week in Raleigh learning about the roles and functions of state government.

“The Governor’s Page Program is a great opportunity for students to see government in action,” said Linda Harrill, president and CEO of CISNC. “It brings the classroom to life and helps CIS kids understand some of what they can achieve after graduating from high school.”

Ritter, Thomas and Perryman served as pages with five other students from CIS programs in Cleveland, Wayne and Caldwell counties.

Since 1973, the Governor’s Page Program has provided high school students with the opportunity to spend a week in Raleigh to learn about state government. Each week, pages are assigned to a cabinet-level agency or Council of State office to assist employees. In addition to their daily responsibilities, pages have the opportunity to meet the governor, attend press conferences, participate in service projects and tour historic landmarks such as the State Capitol and Supreme Court.

Communities In Schools of North Carolina is part of the national CIS organization, the largest and most successful dropout prevention nonprofit in America. Last school year, the CIS network in North Carolina worked with more than 90,000 children and youth across the state, empowering more than 96 percent of its students to remain in school.

For more information, visit www.cisnc.org or call (800) 849-8881.