St. Luke student serves as page in Washington State Senate

Friday, February 2, 2018

Serenity Healy and Sen. Chase in Olympia
Photo courtesy LSS

Serenity Healy, 14, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of January 22, 2018.

Pages are sponsored by the senator from their legislative district. Sen. Maralyn Chase, D–Edmonds, sponsored Healy’s week in the Legislature.

“It was a privilege to host Serenity at the Capitol this week,” said Chase. “I hope that she enjoyed her time with 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.

“One of the best things I’ve done while I’ve been here is working in the Senate galleries,” said Healy.

Pages also have the opportunity to work on the Senate floor. Their maroon coats and credentials allow them access to all parts of the Capitol Campus.

“Everyone has been so nice,” Healy added. “The interns and assistants have helped make this experience even more pleasant.”

Healy is in 8th grade at St. Luke Shoreline. She enjoys participating in speech team and math club, as well as swimming, in her free time.

For more information about the Senate Page Program, contact SenatePageProgram@leg.wa.gov



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