OLYMPIA… Garrett Halverson, a ninth grader at Shelton High School, came to the Capitol in Olympia to page for the Washington State Senate. Garrett was one of 20 students who served as Senate pages for the third week of the 2020 legislative session.
He was sponsored by Sen. Tim Sheldon, D-Potlatch, who represents Mason County and parts of Kitsap and Thurston counties.
“It was great to sponsor Garrett as a page,” Sheldon said. “He got to learn about the legislative process firsthand and have fun while doing it.”
The Senate page program provides an opportunity for Washington students to spend a week working at the Legislature. Students transport documents between offices, as well as deliver 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.
Garrett, 15, enjoys playing video games and rock climbing. He is the son of Kristen Sage and Isiah Halverson of Shelton.
Garrett added, “I liked meeting new people and learning in page school. My favorite part was writing our own bills.”
Students interested in the Senate Page Program are encouraged to visit: http://leg.wa.gov/Senate/Administration/PageProgram/