Aug 08 2022
WASHINGTON–– Little Rock Episcopal Collegiate rising senior, Lotanna Mogbo, spent part of her summer navigating the halls of the U.S. Capitol serving as a Senate Page.
“It is such a tremendous honor to be present in the center of democracy and to play even a small role as our nation is shaped by the men and women who serve as our senators. Every day in the senate chamber is a day where I get to witness history being made in the greatest country in the world,” Mogbo said.
Mogbo served as one of 48 Senate Pages who prepared the Senate chamber for the day’s business by distributing documents to the senators’ desks, assisting in the cloakrooms and supporting chamber staff; and, when Congress is in session, sitting near the dais waiting to help senators.
The 17-year-old rising senior earned her appointment to the position from U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR).
“This was a unique opportunity for Lotanna to engage in the legislative process. I appreciate all the help she provided the Senate while serving as a Page. I’m certain it is an experience she will always remember. Arkansans can be proud of her representing our state in this prestigious program so well and I know she has a bright future ahead,” Boozman said.
Mogbo is active in many clubs and school activities including President of the Spanish Honor Society/Spanish Club, President of the National Honor Society and Senior Class President. She also volunteers at a local hospital.
Mogbo is the daughter of Dr. Solomon and Iffy Mogbo.
The Senate Page program started in 1829 when Senator Daniel Webster appointed the first Senate Page. Today, the program is a unique, highly selective opportunity for high school juniors with a strong academic standing to learn firsthand about the institution often referred to as “the world’s greatest deliberative body.”
Senate Page Lotanna Mogbo and Senator John Boozman