Warrenton Middle School eighth-grader Hannah Cosby was selected to be a page for the Virginia Senate’s 27th district. She reported to Richmond on January 4, 2020, and will serve there until early March.
Hannah will be a part of the legislative process by conducting tours, answering phones, and completing other errands for the Virginia Senate. Hannah will have to keep up with her schoolwork while being a part of the page program.
In Ms. Recker’s 7th-grade civics class last year, Hannah became interested in becoming a page after viewing photos from a Richmond field trip and seeing a page in one of the photos. She asked Ms. Recker about the program and researched the opportunity on her own. She learned about the program in December 2018 and had to wait until August of 2019 to apply. Hannah conducted a great deal of research on her own and couldn’t wait to apply.
Senator Jill Vogel and Assistant Principal Karyn Spahr wrote Hannah’s recommendations. Hannah then met with Senator Vogel in the summer to discuss her application and recommendation letter. Initially, Hannah was upset, thinking she wasn’t accepted because the envelope she received in the mail was small, but Hannah quickly realized she was indeed accepted and was thrilled.
Hannah has been a member of SCA for three years. She has served as the president of the NJHS and as a reader at her church. In addition, she is involved in many extra-curricular activities including soccer, volleyball, swimming, cross-fit, and surfing at the beach.