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Sen. Roach sponsors Auburn's McBride as a page

Ashley McBride worked as a page for Sen. Pam Roach and others in Olympia. - Courtesy photo
Ashley McBride worked as a page for Sen. Pam Roach and others in Olympia.
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Auburn's Ashley McBride participated in the Senate Page Program during the fifth week of the 2012 session. Sen. Pam Roach (R-Auburn) sponsored her.

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. McBride was one of only 28 students chosen to participate.

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

"Make sure you're respectful to everyone you meet at the Capitol," said McBride. "You might not know who you're taking to and pages have a good reputation of being polite."

Because of her urge to stay on her toes, McBride enjoys wakeboarding, skiing, and traveling to new places. In the future she hopes to become an emergency doctor so that she can stay active while helping others. She is the daughter of Michael and Kari McBride of Auburn.

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

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