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Pasco High School Sophomore spends a week as a page for the WA State Senate

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OLYMPIA, WA - Sonora Garcia, a sophomore at Pasco High School, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia.

Sonora was one of 26 students who served as Senate pages for the seventh week of the 2016 legislative session. She was sponsored by 16th Legislative District Sen. Mike Hewitt, R-Walla Walla.

"I appreciate the work Sonora did for us here with the Senate Page Program. I'm glad she got to experience what a day in the life here at the Capitol is all about," said Hewitt.

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.

"You get to meet other pages from different areas across the state and learn about how you can get involved in the legislative process near you," said Sonora about some of her favorite parts of participating in the Senate Page Program.

Sonora enjoys volunteering, being involved in clubs at her school, and learning various languages. Currently, she is learning Japanese and American Sign Language. She plans on majoring in linguistics at either the University of Washington or Central Washington University.

Students interested in the Senate Page Program can learn more here.