Kate Hansen, sophomore at Hill Creek Christian High School, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Kate was one of 11 students who served as Senate pages for the second week of the 2018 legislative session.
She was sponsored by 10th Legislative District Sen. Barbara Bailey.
“It was a pleasure having Kate serve as a page,” said Bailey. “This was a particularly eventful week to work here in Olympia and I hope she enjoyed the experience.”
The Senate Page Program is an opportunity for Washington students to spend a week working in the Legislature. Students are responsible for transporting documents between offices, as well as delivering messages and mail. Pages spend time in the Senate chamber and attend page school to learn about parliamentary procedure and the legislative process. Students also draft their own bills and engage in a mock session.
Kate says that “The people I’m [paging with] are really great, and its really cool to learn about all the different parts of government…just walking around and getting familiar with all the buildings and go through all the doors you can’t normally go through is really fun.”
Kate enjoys art, speech, and debate.
Kate, 15, is the daughter of Bryan and Nancy Hansen of Stanwood, Washington.
Students interested in the Senate Page Program are encouraged to visit: http://leg.wa.gov/Senate/Administration/PageProgram/