Bellevue High freshman Isaac Lai spent the first week of February serving as a page for the Washington State Senate in Olympia.

Lai was sponsored by 41st Legislative District Sen. Steve Litzow, who represents Eastside King County and serves as chariman of the Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee.

The Senate Page Program is an opportunity for Washington students to spend one 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.

“In eighth grade my school took a fieldtrip to the Capitol and when we got back my teacher went in depth about the Senate Page Program,” Lai said. “I thought it would be good opportunity.”

Students can learn more about the Senate Page Program by visiting Sen. Litzow’s website.


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