Lauren Dahlgren of Lakewood, a 10th grader at Lt. General William H. Harrison Preparatory School, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Dahlgren was one of 25 students who served as Senate pages for the seventh week of the 2019 legislative session.
She was sponsored by 28th Legislative District Sen. Steve O’Ban R-Pierce County. Sen. O’Ban serves Pierce County including Steilacoom, Fircrest and University Place.
“We were lucky to have Lauren for the week,” Sen. O’Ban said. “She did outstanding work and she learned a lot in the process.”
The Senate Page Program provides an opportunity for Washington students to spend a week working at the Legislature. Students deliver documents and distribute 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 have always been interested in politics and I took this opportunity to learn more about my Legislature,” Dahlgren said. “I was surprised by how relaxed and friendly the senators are on the floor!”
Dahlgren enjoys reading and hanging out with her friends.
Dahlgren, 15, is the daughter of Shawn and Angela Dahlgren of Lakewood.
Students interested in the Senate Page Program are encouraged to visit: leg.wa.gov/Senate/Administration/PageProgram/