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CV High School Student Heads To The U.S. Senate Floor

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A local high schooler is about to get an immersive education in how government works. Katarina Retzlaff is heading to Washington D.C. for a four month program working with the senate. 

Retzlaff, a junior at Chenango Valley High School, is one of 30 students from across the country chosen for Page Program.

"It's really exciting. I can't begin to imagine all the things I'm going to learn, the connections I'm going to make," says Retzlaff.

The teenager is sponsored by Senator Chuck Schumer, but says she'll be assisting all of the U.S. senators with various tasks including delivering bills and amendments within the Capitol Building and preparing the senate floor for session.

"I'm into politics and current events, just keeping up with what's happening in the world and political science to me is very interesting, so being able to see first hand our government working is just an amazing opportunity that I couldn't turn down," says Retzlaff.

To qualify for the Page Program, there are GPA requirements as well as the need for recommendations.