OLYMPIA – Elizabeth Busch-Conway recently served as a page for the Washington State Senate during the 2024 legislative session. Sen. Steve Conway (D-Tacoma) sponsored her time at the Legislature.  

Busch-Conway, 14, is a freshman at Stadium High School. She enjoys reading, choir, and learning Spanish. She decided to join the program because of her grandfather, Sen. Conway. Busch-Conway said she knew it was going to be an excellent opportunity to learn and have fun.

Her favorite part of being a page was getting to know people around the Capitol.

The page program offers a hands-on opportunity for students to find out how state government works. During a week-long interactive learning experience, students ages 14 through 16 are visited by guest speakers and get to draft their own bills. Students also get to explore the Capitol Campus by delivering papers for Senate staff and legislators.

Pages also create their own bill to be heard in a mock committee meeting. Busch-Conway worked on a bill that would promote social media literacy and add restrictions for younger children.

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