Guam – Congresswoman Madeleine Bordallo has announced the graduation of Christopher Borja from the U.S. House of Representatives Page Program. She was joined by several of her colleagues and Chris’ parents, Mike and Julie Borja, in the Cannon Caucus Room on Capitol Hill to thank the House Page Fall Class of 2010 for their work and service to the House of Representatives. Chris is the fourth individual nominated by Congresswoman Bordallo to graduate from House Page Program. He joins Jon Junior Calvo (2004), Breanna Lai (2007), and Liesl Alexis Flores (2009) as Page Alumni and will return to Father Duenas Memorial School to complete his junior year of high school.
As a Page, Chris assisted House Leadership and Member of Congress in carrying out logistical and administrative support in the Hall of the House and throughout the Capitol Complex. As part of his duties, Chris offered legislative assistance to the Speaker and House Leadership, served as a messenger between the Capitol and House office buildings, and prepared the House Floor for sessions. Chris also took classes in the Library of Congress, where he fulfilled one semester of junior-level high school requirements, and he resided in the Page Dormitory a few blocks from the Capitol.
“Today’s graduation ceremony highlighted the important function Congressional Pages fulfill in ensuring smooth operations in the House of Representatives,” said Congresswoman Bordallo. “As a Page, Chris was front and center to a variety important issues that affect our nation, and he witnessed, firsthand, the inner workings of the legislative branch. He is a bright and motivated young man who has represented our island well, and I congratulate him on his graduation from the Page Program. I am confident that the experiences he had and relationships he built while on Capitol Hill will serve him well in the future, and I expect great things from him.
PHOTO CAPTION: Congresswoman Bordallo is joined by Chris Borja and parents Mike and Julie Borja during the U.S. House of Representatives Page Program Graduation for the Fall Class of 2010.