Jaden Dean, an eighth-grade student from Rochester Middle School, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Jaden was one of 15 students who served as Senate pages for the second week of the 2017 legislative session.
He was sponsored by Senator John Braun, who represents the 20th Legislative District.
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’m learning a lot about the legislature in school right now, so it was great to see it firsthand,” Jaden said when asked about his favorite parts of the Senate Page Program.
Jaden, 14, enjoys video games. He also runs both cross country and track.
He is the son of Heidi Dean of Rochester.
Students interested in the Senate Page Program are encouraged to visit: http://leg.wa.gov/Senate/Administration/PageProgram/