Edmonds-Woodway High School junior Carina Ly, 16, served as a page in the Washington State Senate during the week of Jan. 8 under the sponsorship of Sen. Maralyn Chase, D-Edmonds.
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, and culminates in pages creating their own bills in a mock committee setting.
“I like that you have the chance to be a part of a real work environment,” Ly said. “I think this will be helpful for future job experiences.”
To become a page, applicants must have a legislative sponsor and be between the ages of 14 and 16. For more information about the legislative page program, visit tinyurl.com/HouseLegPage (Washington State House) or tinyurl.com/SenatePage (Washington State Senate).
At her school, Ly is a student leader, vice president of Future Business Leaders of America, and vice president of the Chinese language club.
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