Anthony Davis, an eighth grader at Pioneer Middle School, participated in the Senate Page Program during the sixth week of the 2011 legislative session, along with 17 other students. He was sponsored by Sen. Mike Carrell (R-Lakewood).
The Senate Page Program is an opportunity for Washington students to spend a week working in the Legislature. Pages are responsible for such tasks as running errands and delivering mail. They spend time in the Senate chamber and in page school learning about parliamentary procedure and the legislative process, as well as drafting a mock bill.
“When students page at the state Capitol, they not only observe government, they are able to participate in it,” said Carrell. “I’m happy Anthony took this opportunity to serve his state.”
“I enjoyed being able to have freedom around the Capitol campus,” Davis said. “It was also a great experience to be able to see all of the senators together in action.”
Davis stays active playing the drums in the Pioneer Middle School band. He is also active in Boy Scouts. Davis commemorated his paging experience in a unique way by requesting Gov. Gregoire sign his copy of the Washington State Constitution. She also stamped it with the official state seal before sending it home with Davis.
He is the son of Mark and Joan Davis of DuPont.
Junior high/middle school and high school students who are interested in the Senate Page Program are encouraged to visit www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Administration/PageProgram/.