Lucas Pressley, left, and Jackson Valentine, right, stand with Gov. Bev Perdue while participating in the GovernorХs Page Program in Raleigh.

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Lucas Pressley, left, and Jackson Valentine, right, stand with Gov. Bev Perdue while participating in the GovernorХs Page Program in Raleigh.

Students serve as pages in Raleigh

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Two Nash County students recently participated in the Governor’s Page Program in Raleigh.

Lucas Pressley of Castalia spent the week of Sept. 24-28 providing administrative support in the Office of the N.C. State Treasurer. He is the son of Charles and Melinda Pressley and a senior at Nash Central High School.

Jackson Valentine of Nashville spent the week of Sept. 24-28 providing administrative support at the N.C. Department of Transportation. He is the son of Cindy Taylor and Mark Valentine and a senior at Nash Central High School.

“By participating in the page program, high school students from all parts of North Carolina have the opportunity to see first-hand how our government and government agencies work,” Gov. Bev Perdue said. “These students represent North Carolina’s future, and it is important for them to understand how our state functions.”

The Governor’s Page Program provides students with an opportunity to gain knowledge of the roles and functions of state government. During the week, pages have a chance to attend press conferences, meet with the governor and assist in day-to-day office operations. Some of their responsibilities include filing documents, assisting in mass mailings, answering telephones and delivering agency messages.