MADISON – St. Joseph School junior Jack Hall was selected to serve as a page to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran during the spring semester. Hall is the first St. Joe student to receive such an honor. He will serve in the Senate from mid-January through mid-June 2005.
As a Senate page, Hall will attend classes in the Senate Page School from 6:15 – 9:30 a.m., or one hour before the Senate meets. Pages report for duty and work until about 5 p.m. or until the Senate adjourns for the day.
The Senate page program is limited to juniors who maintain a 3.0 or higher grade point average.
At St. Joseph, Hall has been active with the Speech & Debate team and currently serves as sports editor of The Bear Facts, the school’s student newspaper.
Last spring, he was named the first recipient of the Orley Hood Sports Writer of the Year Award sponsored by the Mississippi Scholastic Press Association and the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum. The award was named after the late Orley Hood, a popular, longtime sports columnist with The Clarion-Ledger.