South King County students invited to spend a week as a Senate page

Federal Way Mirror

Every year the Washington state Senate offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend one week as a Senate page. Through the program students ages 14 through 16 can serve and get a front-row seat to how state government works.

“The page program is a great way for students to learn more about government and gain new perspective on how decisions are made that affect our entire state,” said Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn. “Regardless of which subjects a student is interested in at school, this is a great educational opportunity and experience.”

Pages perform a variety of administrative tasks during their stay in Olympia and attend page school where they learn about the legislative process.

“Learning about Washington’s legislative process and our state’s history is an essential part of educating all students,” said Fain. “Everyone who completes this program returns home with a newfound understanding of state government and special memories.”

To learn more, visit Fain’s website at and click on “Get Involved – Senate Page Program.” There you can find an application, explanation of the program and a short video about the experience.

Students who apply must have a Senate sponsor; South Sound residents are welcome to contact Fain, who represents parts of Auburn, Kent, Covington, Federal Way and Renton, about sponsorship by contacting his office by calling 888-786-0598 or emailing