Juliana's day will consist of attending school every weekday from 6:15am until about 9:45am. She will then work as a Senate Page under Senator Mitch McConnell from 10am until 4pm or when the Senate adjourns. She will be required to wear a uniform and the rules are strict. Juliana will be one of 28 Senate pages. She will room with four to six students and there is a curfew. Juliana will earn a small salary but out of that she must pay for her room and board.
Principal Tim Hitzfield says he's had students become pages on the state level but this is a first on the national level. Juliana is described by Hitzfield as a "hard working tenacious student with incredible leadership qualities, who we are very proud of."
Known for being an exceptional student at Conner High, in her spare time Juliana is also involved in Varsity Track, Varsity Cross Country, the Academic Team, Leadership League, Boone County Youth Cabinet, FCCLA and the National Honor Society.
While Juliana has a deep interest in politics and debating she plans to major in science and mathematics in college.
Juliana's mother says, "I am so very proud of Juliana for the dedication she has shown to make this dream a reality. The experience she will gain from nearly 5 months of living and working in D.C. will be invaluable.”
Juliana Surprenant is another product of a nationally recognized high performing "Best High School" in Boone County. Click here for more on the U.S. Senate Page program.
If you turn to C-SPAN2 you can occasionally see Juliana.