Perhaps the best reasons to be a Page come from students who have served as Pages themselves:
"This past semester in school I took Civics and Economics, a course mainly about state and federal government. I think I learned more about state government this week than I did that entire semester."
F. O'Hale, Smithfield, NC
"I got to visit many beautiful and historical places, such as the State Capitol and the Governor's Mansion."
A. Patel, Cary, NC
"Instead of Raleigh being a large city with thousands of separate lives, I now think of the capital city as a working community of the nation and world."
H. Gula, Charlotte, NC
"I will always remember the experience from the women's prison, watching the Governor sign a bill into a law, and meeting other wonderful pages from all over the state."
M. Browning, Raleigh, NC
"Meeting the Governor was an honor and a pleasure - a day I will always remember."
J. Locklear, Pembroke, NC
"Going to Urban Ministries gave me the wonderful feeling knowing that I was helping others I had never met."
B. Tuggle, Durham, NC
"I got a chance to interview two women in careers I am interested in and it was inspiring to hear what they do and get advice on how I can achieve my goals."
K. Allen, Hampstead, NC
"Working at Urban Ministries made me want to help the community more when I return home."
K. Birdsong, Huntersville, NC
"The Page Program really brings our civics and economics books and classes to life, allowing for a better understanding."
T. Keith, Raleigh, NC
" The many experiences that I have received while serving as a Page will contribute to the way I view politics, science, history and people."
C. Walkins, Boomer, NC
"The Page Program provided a window for me to catch a glimpse of how state government operates."
E. Joyner, Knightdale, NC
"During my week I was able to assist the State of NC, meet the Governor, tour Raleigh's downtown museums, meet my representative and senator, as well as meet some great fellow Pages."
A. Cassil, State Road, NC