Sierra Morris, a freshman at Lakes High School in Lakewood, took time away from her studies to participate in the Senate Page Program during the seventh week of the 2009 Legislative Session.
Morris was sponsored by Sen. Carrell (R‚ÄìLakewood). “I’m a big fan of the page program,” Carrell said. “It’s the perfect way for young people like Sierra to learn about state government.”
Morris heard about the page program while taking a tour of the Capitol and was eager to apply. “I thought it sounded cool,” she said. While in Olympia, Morris enjoyed staying with her host family and getting to know Carrell. “He’s pretty cool and really funny,” she reported. Though Morris has no plans for a career in politics, she enjoyed her week as a page and recommends the program to other students.
In her spare time, Morris participates in the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps and her church youth group. She also enjoys practicing judo and working with ham radios. After high school, Morris hopes to attend Seattle University with the goal of eventually becoming a forensic scientist.
Junior high and high school students who are interested in the Senate Page Program are encouraged to visit www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Administration/PageProgram/.