KILLINGTON— Otto Nisimblat, son of Steve Nisimblat and Jennifer Iannantuoni of Killington, has just completed a six-week session as a page in the. He was one of 30 eighth grade students from around the state who served this legislative session. Otto is a student at Woodstock Union Middle School. He attended school on Mondays and worked in Montpelier, from Tuesday-Friday.
The pages are divided into three six-week sessions, and 10 pages serve at the State House during each session. Otto served during the second session, which began on Feb. 15. The pages rotate between working in the Senate, House of Representatives and the Sergeant at Arms office. Their duties include delivering messages between various legislators and aiding those wishing to locate a certain office or Legislator at the State House. Additionally, the pages are responsible for tracking one House bill and one Senate bill during their session.
Rep. Jim Harrison and Sen. Dave Soucy, who both represent Killington, were very helpful to Otto. They both wrote letters of recommendation for him during the application process and they provided many rides to and from Montpelier and accommodations on snowy nights.
Prospective eighth grade students are encouraged to apply for this experience by contacting the Sergeant at Arms office during the summer following seventh grade.