The Washington State Senate is accepting applications for the 2018 Senate Page Program, where students ages 14 to 16 can spend a week at the Capitol working in the Senate. Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, invites students from Auburn, Kent, Covington, Federal Way and Renton to apply.
“It’s one thing to read how the legislative process works in a textbook, but being directly involved by seeing how things work first hand is an incredible learning experience,” said Fain, who represents parts of South King County in the state Senate. “I frequently hear from former pages who enjoyed not only the learning experience but also the opportunity to meet and hear from other students from throughout the entire state.”
While in Olympia students attend page school where they learn about civics and state government, work on the Senate floor by delivering bills and amendments to lawmakers, and even get to draft their own legislation and participate in a mock floor debate.
The 2018 session is scheduled to run between Jan. 8 and March 9.
In addition to completing an application, students must obtain a letter of recommendation from a teacher, principal, advisor or academic mentor.
Families with questions can visit Page.SenatorFain.com for details and information on how to apply.