Haley Mullen, a junior from Steilacoom High School, participated in the Senate Page Program during the seventh week of the 2011 legislative session, along with 17 other students. She 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.
“The Senate Page Program gives students a chance to observe state government from a much closer vantage point than most of the state’s citizens get,” said Carrell. “I highly recommend it for all our young people, even those not particularly interested in government.”
Mullen is the vice president of the Drama Club. She is also active in the National Honor Society, Key Club and Girl Scouts.
Mullen is the daughter of Nicholas and Christine Mullen of Steilacoom.
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/.