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Amanda Healy Participates in Governorâ€™s Page Program
Amanda Healy, sophomore, has represented Weddington well by participating in the Governorâ€™s Page Program, a year-round program. This program provides opportunities for high school students in North Carolina to spend a week in Raleigh to learn about how the state government works. Governorâ€™s Pages need to be in good academic standing with their schools. Amanda was assigned to a cabinet level agency and assisted employees with various tasks during the week of November 1. She worked doing jobs of what secretaries or receptionists would do, such as delivering mail. Amanda also was able to tour the historic landmarks in Raleigh such as the State Capitol, the Legislative Building, the History Museum, the Museum of Natural Sciences, the Governorâ€™s Mansion, the North Carolina Court of Appeals, and the North Carolina Supreme Court.
Amanda had the opportunity to meet Moses Carey, Jr., who was appointed by Governor Perdue as the 17th Secretary of the Department of Administration. She talked with him about her future and what she would like to do. Amanda plans on going to the North Carolina School of Sciences and Math as a junior and senior in high school. Afterwards, she would like to attend North Carolina State University and major in Engineering. Through the experiences as Governorâ€™s Page, Amanda says she has learned a lesson about responsibility, because all of the jobs she was appointed could not be procrastinated. Weddington High School would like to congratulate Amanda, and wishes her the best of luck in her future. Click here for more information on the Governor's Page Program.
Written by: Katie Frazier, Senior
Posted: Nov 09, 2010 by Cheryl Edwards