Jesse Hines worked as a page for Sen. Mike Carrell and others last week in Olympia.
Jesse Hines, a freshman at Steilacoom High School, took time away from her studies to participate in the Senate Page Program during the fifth week of the 2009 Legislative Session. She was sponsored by Sen. Carrell (R ‚Äì Lakewood).
Hines was one of 20 middle and high school students who took part in the program this week. Pages deliver mail, run errands, present the flag and learn parliamentary procedure first-hand. Students also try their hand at drafting a bill and engage in a mock session.
“The page program is full of great kids and Jesse is no exception,” said Carrell. “I’m glad she was able to take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the legislative process.”
Hines heard about the program from a cousin that participated last year. She was eager to apply primarily because of her interest in government. “This is one of the best experiences I’ve ever had,” Hines said. Highlights from her week included meeting Carrell, who she found to be nice, and getting to know her fellow pages.
While her interest in politics is limited to observing for now, Hines doesn’t rule out participating in government at some point. “I like politics and I like to talk, so getting involved in government is a possibility,” she said.
When she’s not at school Hines enjoys participating in a number of sports including soccer, basketball, track and wakeboarding. She is also active in her local Young Life Youth Group.Print This Post