OLYMPIA — Eighth-grader Forest Kelly from Heritage Christian School in University Place finished a weeklong stint as a page in the Washington State Senate at the Capitol Building in Olympia.
Sponsored by Sen. Jan Angel, R-Port Orchard, Kelly was one of 15 students who served as Senate pages during the first week of the 2017 legislative session.
“Forest did an excellent job as a page and really demonstrated his interest in public service,” Angel said of the 14-year-old student, who enjoys learning new skills with computers, as well as playing soccer and the trombone. “I was happy to work with such a bright young man.”
Asked why he applied to become a Senate page, Kelly said he knew the opportunity would be a great learning experience. “You get to learn a lot about government and how it works,” he said. “You get to learn more about how government affects you.”
Students interested in the Senate Page Program are encouraged to visit http://leg.wa.gov/Senate/Administration/PageProgram/.