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Sen. Roach sponsors Auburn's Kosaka as a page

Timothy Kosaka recently worked as a page for Sen. Pam Roach and other senators in Olympia. - Courtesy photo
Timothy Kosaka recently worked as a page for Sen. Pam Roach and other senators in Olympia.
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Auburn's Timothy Kosaka participated in the Senate Page Program during the third week of the 2012 legislative session. Kosaka, Sen. Pam Roach, Auburn-R, sponsored Kosaka.

The Senate Page Program is an opportunity for Washington students to get firsthand experience working in the Legislature. Pages get a variety of experiences in their week-long stay in Olympia, including delivery of goods and mail and paging in the Senate Chamber.

Pages are schooled in parliamentary procedure and the legislative process. Kosaka was one of only 17 students chosen to participate last week.

"Washington's page program provides students an excellent firsthand experience in the legislative process," Roach said. "Our pages are part of that process."

When asked for advice to future pages, Kosaka said, "Don't be afraid to sign up. It may be intimidating, but this is an experience that you will remember the rest of your life."

Kosaka likes to live a dynamic life involving geocaching, swimming and playing the harp and the piano. He also enjoys photography, videography, and backpacking. Kosaka is a home-schooled freshman and is the son of Mark and Kongkwan Kosaka of Auburn.

Junior high/middle school and high school students who are interested in the Senate Page Program are encouraged to visit:/www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Administration/PageProgram.

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