OLYMPIA… William Church, an 8th grader from Reeves Middle School, recently spent a week at the Capitol working as a page for the Washington State Senate. William was one of 30 students who served as Senate pages for the 14th week of the 2017 legislative session.
He was sponsored by 2nd Legislative District Sen. Randi Becker.
“William really worked hard for us this session,” said Becker. “It’s wonderful that he’s taken in so much from the experience.”
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.
“I’m really interested in government,” said William. “Paging has been really fun, I feel like I’ve learned a lot.”
William enjoys basketball, math, choir, and history.
William, age 14, is the son of Terry Church and Jennifer Rietzke of Olympia.
Students interested in the Senate Page Program are encouraged to visit: http://leg.wa.gov/Senate/Administration/PageProgram/