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Oxford Students Page in Mississippi House

Photo of  Eastland and Fountain with Representative Clay Deweese and Speaker Jason White
Pictured left to right: Rep. Clay Deweese, Hiram Eastland, Whit Fountain, and Speaker Jason White

Jackson, Mississippi (April 16, 2024) – Hiram Eastland, IV and Whit Fountain, both of Oxford, recently served as pages for the Mississippi House of Representatives. Pages generally run errands for officials and House staff.

Eastland, 18, is the son of Jennifer and Hiram Eastland, and he is a senior at Oxford High School. Fountain, 16, is the son of Portia and Will Fountain, and he is a sophomore at Oxford High School. Both young men were sponsored for the week by Representative Clay Deweese (R – Oxford).

When asked about his week at the Capitol, Eastland said, “Serving as a page this week was an incredible experience that I will cherish forever. Thank you so much, Representative Deweese, for this amazing opportunity.”

“I also had the best time paging at the Capitol,” added Fountain. “Thank you, Representative Deweese, for inviting us!”

Barrett Wilson