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Wednesday September 24th, 2014

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Mikaila Nouhra and Felix Nunes, two students in Grade 8 from St. Michel Catholic Elementary School, were selected from hundreds of applications to participate in the Page Program at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

Mikaila and Felix submitted an application with an essay in which they described their community and extracurricular achievements and demonstrated certain key attributes, including their sense of responsibility, maturity, commitment, and their communication, leadership and interpersonal skills.

During their internship, Mikaila and Felix will act as messengers in the Legislative Assembly, meet with politicians and senior civil servants and become familiar with the parliamentary process in Ontario. The training period is between one and five weeks in the parliamentary calendar.

Before taking part in this experience, Mikaila and Felix had to memorize the faces, the names and office locations of Ontario’s 107 MPPs.

Throughout the day, pages play an important role in the Assembly. They deliver messages, bring water to MPs in the House and take courses in legislative process and mathematics.

Each year approximately 140 boys and girls from all over the province are selected to serve as pages in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. It is intended for students in grades 7 and 8 students who are interested in current events, maintain a greater than 80% academic average and get along well with other students their age and with adults.

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