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