OLYMPIA… Laken Welsh, sophomore at Yelm High School, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Laken was one of 11 students who served as Senate pages for the second week of the 2018 legislative session.
She was sponsored by 2nd Legislative District Sen. Randi Becker
“It was a treat having someone so interested in politics working as a page in my office. I hope her experience this week stays with her as she finishes school and goes off to college” says Sen. Becker.
The Senate Page Program is an opportunity for Washington students to spend a 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.
Laken says that she’ll always remember “how a bill becomes a law, we’ve been doing [a lot regarding that] in page school.”
Laken enjoys snowboarding and track.
Laken, 15, is the daughter of Gent and Jill Welsh of Roy, Washington.