"It sounded like so much fun to meet all the different politicians," John said. "I couldn't wait to get in the middle of the action."
Pages spend a day working as messengers for members of the Georgia Senate during the annual legislative session. Open to Georgia students 12 years old and up, the program allows participants to get up close and personal with the legislative process.
Amandolia is an eighth grader at Lost Mountain Middle School in Kennesaw, Ga. He first heard about the page program from Representative Earl Ehrhart when the House member spoke to Amandolia's Boy Scout troop. He said the opportunity to see the inner workings of the Senate made him jump at the chance to be a page.
When he's not running messages for Senator Lindsey Tippins, Amandolia enjoys canoeing, watching "Dr. Who" and spending time with his Boy Scout troop. John has a keen interest in aviation engineering, and hopes to attend West Point one day.
"Knowing my way around the political world will help me when I pursue a career in the military," John said. "I wanted to get a jump start on my education by being a page."
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A Georgia native, Rachael Wheeler works as a Web Support Specialist for GeorgiaGov. She writes about a variety of current topics relevant to the Georgia government.