Hanover County Student Serves as Page

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Julie E. CoggsdaleJanuary 15, 2007 (804) 698-1097 julie@chrispeace.com

Kelsey Paylor chosen to represent 97th District

Mechanicsville, VA – Delegate Christopher K. Peace (R-Mechanicsville) welcomes Kelsey Paylor in her first year of service as a Page in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Kelsey Paylor, 13, is an 8th grader at Stonewall Jackson Middle School who enjoys horseback riding and oil painting in her free time. She participates in the Peers Always Lending Support (PALS) program and is active in sports such as basketball. “Whenever I play basketball at home I always beat my brother Grant” Paylor commented.

In school Paylor looks forward to Science and loves to witness the cause and effect relationships produced by experiments. Last year, Paylor took part in People to People where she was able to visit Washington D.C. and view the many historic monuments in the District. Her favorites included those of Patrick Henry and James Madison.

As for being chosen to represent the 97th District, Paylor mentioned “I really enjoy working as a Page but I miss my mom’s home-cooking.” She also stated that one of her favorite aspects of being a Page is her “newfound freedom and independence.”

“Kelsey is a testament to the Hanover Public School system’s goal of not only educating, but also instilling civic duty in our students,” said Peace. ‘As a fellow Hanoverian, I am proud to have such a wonderful young lady representing our county.”

Delegate Christopher K. Peace was elected to represent the 97th District of the Virginia House of Delegates on January 24, 2006. The 97th District includes parts of Hanover, Caroline, King William, King and Queen, Henrico, Spotsylvania Counties and all of New Kent County. Peace now sits on the prominent House Courts of Justice, Health Welfare and Institutions, and Science and Technology Committees.