Alexandria Stickney, a freshman at Colville High School, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Alexandria was one of 30 students who served as Senate pages for the eighth week of the 2018 legislative session.
She was sponsored by 7th Legislative District Sen. Shelly Short, who serves Ferry, Stevens and Pend Oreille counties and parts of Spokane and Okanogan counties.
“Ali was a great page, I’m happy she got to meet so many people and make new friends,” Short said. “What a great opportunity for her to experience the legislative process up close and am glad that she had such a wonderful time at the Legislature.”
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.
“Being on the floor and talking to Sen. Short was my favorite part of the week,” Alexandria said. She added she’ll always remember all the friends she made while paging at the Legislature.
Alexandria, the 15-year-old daughter of Larry and Polly Stickney of Addy, enjoys soccer, track, leadership and Rocket Club.
Students interested in the Senate Page Program are encouraged to visit: http://leg.wa.gov/Senate/Administration/PageProgram/ .