Alexander Scott, 15, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of January 24.
Pages are typically sponsored by the senator from their legislative district. Sen. Steve Conway (D-Tacoma) sponsored Scott’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.
“While I found working on the Senate floor interesting, I had the most fun in page school learning how a bill is created and doing the mock committee hearing,” said Scott.
Pages also can work on the Senate floor. Their maroon coats and credentials allow them access to all parts of the Capitol Campus.
“Among other things the bipartisanship of the legislature has positively influenced me to become more interested in Public Service.” added Scott.
Scott is in 9th grade at Spanaway Lake High School. In his free time he enjoys JROTC.
For more information about the Senate Page Program, contact SenatePageProgram@leg.wa.gov