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Kennewick student serves as page for Sen. Walsh

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OLYMPIA, WA Ryanna Eyre, a 10th-grade homeschooled student from Kennewick, spent a week at the Capitol working as a page for the Washington State Senate. Ryanna was one of 16 students who served as Senate pages for the fifth week of the 2017 legislative session.

She was sponsored by Sen. Maureen Walsh, who represents the 16th Legislative District.

“Ryanna is a sharp young woman,” said Walsh, R-Walla Walla. “Paging is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable work experience – I’m happy she was able to participate.”

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 have a new appreciation for the legislative branch,” Ryanna said when asked about her experiences in the Senate Page Program. “I’ve read about it before, but now I have a feel for the atmosphere here at the Capitol.”

Ryanna, 15, enjoys gardening, reading, cooking, and camping.

She is the daughter of Larry and Lisa Eyre of Kennewick.

Students interested in the Senate Page Program are encouraged to visit: http://leg.wa.gov/Senate/Administration/PageProgram/

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