Caroline Student Chosen to Serve as House Page

On January 13, Delegate Christopher K. Peace (R-Mechanicsville) will welcome RayQuan Smithers to service as a Page in the Virginia House of Delegates during the 2010 General Assembly session.

RayQuan Smithers, 14, is an 8th grader at Caroline Middle School who is actively involved in his church youth group. In school, RayQuan works hard and is on the Honor Roll; his favorite subject is math. He loves and respects all of his teachers, but has a special place in his heart for his math teacher, Coach Kartson, who is also his football and basketball coach.

RayQuan has been playing football since the age of 5 where he started playing flag football with the Ashland Vikings. He has since participated in football, basketball and track in middle school. He is currently the manager of the Caroline Middle School Basketball Team.

As for being chosen to represent the 97th District, RayQuan mentioned "I enjoy spending time with my family. I am going to miss my school friends but can't wait to start working for the General Assembly.”

"RayQuan is a smart young man with a bright future," said Peace. "I want to give him every opportunity to have this once in a lifetime experience. With a few members who were once pages, I wouldn't be surprised to see him in the legislature one day."

Delegate Christopher K. Peace was elected to his third term representing the 97th District of the Virginia House of Delegates. The District includes parts of Hanover, Caroline, King William, King and Queen, Henrico, Spotsylvania Counties and all of New Kent County.