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Ella Bayer serves as page in Washington State Senate

February 7th, 2020|

Ella Bayer, 14, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of January 31.

Pages are typically sponsored by the senator from their legislative district. Sen. Sam Hunt (D-Olympia) sponsored Bayer’s week in the Legislature.

The page program offers a hands-on opportunity for students to find out how state government works. The interactive learning experience includes classes focused on topics like budget writing and how a bill becomes a law, which culminates in pages creating their own bills in a mock committee setting. The educational experience is furthered by guest speakers.

“The most fun thing that I did this week was going between different offices and buildings and exploring the Capital Campus while delivering mail.”” said Bayer.

Pages also have the opportunity to work on the Senate floor. Their maroon coats and credentials allow them access to all parts of the Capitol Campus.

“The most interesting thing that I did this week was work on the Senate floor and pass out documents to the Members.  I got to see how the Legislature actually works vs. reading about it in school.” added Bayer.

Bayer is in 8th grade at Thurgood Marshall Middle School. In her free time, she enjoys soccer, reading, and volunteering at the food bank.

For more information about the Senate Page Program, contact SenatePageProgram@leg.wa.gov

Bryce Weppler serves as page in Washington State Senate

February 7th, 2020|

Bryce Weppler, 15, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of Jan. 31.

Pages are typically sponsored by the senator from their legislative district. Sen. Sam Hunt (D-Olympia) sponsored Weppler’s week in the Legislature.

The page program offers a hands-on opportunity for students to find out how state government works. The interactive learning experience includes classes focused on topics like budget writing and how a bill becomes a law, which culminates in pages creating their own bills in a mock committee setting. The educational experience is furthered by guest speakers.

“The most fun thing that I did this week was the Mock committee hearing because I got to present my own bill that I wrote myself about applying a tax to media companies that collect customer data and sell it.  I enjoyed presenting the bill and answering questions from my fellow Pages about why I believe it is important,” said Weppler.

Pages also have the opportunity to work on the Senate floor. Their maroon coats and credentials allow them access to all parts of the Capitol Campus.

“The most interesting thing that I did this week was working on the Senate floor because even though I have learned about how laws are made in the classroom, seeing it is a very different experience and I appreciated that,” added Weppler.

“I would say that this experience has given me a view into how legislation works, but this work seems exhausting and I’m not sure that is for me.  I really appreciate how hard the senators work for us,” remarked Weppler.

Weppler is in the 10th grade at Olympia High School. In his free time, he enjoys practicing his clarinet, playing in band, and FBLA.

Adia Waters serves as page in Washington State Senate

February 7th, 2020|

Adia Waters, 15, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of Jan. 24.

Pages are typically sponsored by the senator from their legislative district. Sen. Sam Hunt (D-Olympia) sponsored Waters’s week in the Legislature.

The page program offers a hands-on opportunity for students to find out how state government works. The interactive learning experience includes classes focused on topics like budget writing and how a bill becomes a law, which culminates in pages creating their own bills in a mock committee setting. The educational experience is furthered by guest speakers.

“I had the most fun meeting other pages from around the State and exploring the Capital while we delivered mail,” said Waters.

Pages also can work on the Senate floor. Their maroon coats and credentials allow them access to all parts of the Capitol Campus.

“I really like volunteering and talking to people, but I’m not sure that I would ever run for office,” added Waters.

Waters is in 9th grade at Capital High School. In her free time, she enjoys Key Club, leadership, and soccer.

For more information about the Senate Page Program, contact SenatePageProgram@leg.wa.gov

Lacy Nadeau serves as page in Washington State Senate

February 7th, 2020|

Lacy Nadeau, 15, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of January 17.
Pages are sponsored by the senator from their legislative district. Sen. Sam Hunt, D-Olympia, sponsored Nadeau’s week in the Legislature.

The page program offers a hands-on opportunity for students to find out how state government works. The interactive learning experience includes classes focused on topics like budget writing and how a bill becomes a law, which culminates in pages creating their own bills in a mock committee setting. The educational experience is furthered by guest speakers.

“I’ve always wanted to work in Government, and now I’m certain that I want to pursue a degree in Political Science,” said Nadeau.

Pages also have the opportunity to work on the Senate floor. Their maroon coats and credentials allow them access to all parts of the Capitol Campus.

“Sitting on the Senate floor and watching the floor session has been amazing,” added Nadeau. “Meeting my senator for lunch was the best part of my time as a senate page.”

Nadeau is in 10th grade at A.G. West Black Hills High School. In her free time, she enjoys theatre, swimming, and playing her violin.