Aug 15 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today announced that Alison Gaston of Birmingham, Alabama, has completed the U.S. Senate Page Program on Capitol Hill.
During her time as a Senate page in Washington, Gaston was responsible for preparing the chamber for Senate sessions, delivering bills and amendments to the Senate desk, and distributing correspondence and other legislative documents throughout Congress.
“Alison Gaston did an outstanding job during her time in the Senate Page Program this summer,” said Senator Shelby. “Congressional Pages have a unique opportunity to experience our nation’s history in the making. I am proud of how well she represented both Birmingham and the entire state of Alabama during her time in Washington, and I am confident she will go on to achieve great things.”
Gaston, the daughter of Nancy and Maury Gaston of Birmingham, Alabama, is a rising senior at Mountain Brook High School in Birmingham, Alabama. She is an active member of many organizations at school and in her community. Gaston is involved in her school’s Student Government Association, Alabama’s Youth Legislature and Youth Judicial programs, and Leadership Birmingham’s Youth Leadership Forum. Gaston’s experience in these programs has inspired her interest in government, public policy, and public service.
“Participating in the United States Senate Page Program has been an unforgettable experience,” said Alison Gaston. “Seeing our country’s deliberative body at work has taught me about true leadership and integrity, and I am thankful to take what I learned back home to Alabama. I am incredibly grateful for this unique opportunity, and I want to thank Senator Shelby, his staff, and the Senate Page Program for allowing me to be a part of this great program.”
For over 100 years, studious high school juniors have been sponsored by U.S. Senators to become Congressional pages during a semester of their junior year.