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Hunt serves as page at the Senate

Staff Report | January 23, 2023 2:03 PM

OLYMPIA - As part of the Senate Page Program, which has not been operational the past two years due to the pandemic, Noah Hunt, a sophomore from Coulee Dam, was one of 10 pages for the Washington State Senate in Olympia during the opening week of the 2023 legislative session.

“I am excited to be here and learn more about the government process here in our state,” Hunt said. “I had no idea we would have a class that directly taught us everything about the government and session.”

The Senate Page Program gives Washington high school students an opportunity to spend the week working in the Legislature and seeing how it operates. During their time at the Capitol, pages are responsible for transporting documents between offices, as well as delivering mail and messages. Pages spend their time in the Senate chamber when they are not on the floor or transporting documents. They also attend page school to learn about parliamentary procedure and the legislative process. During the week pages work together to draft their own bills and engage in a mock legislative session.

Hunt, 16, a student at Lake Roosevelt High School, is the son of Jeremy and Rebecca Hunt of Coulee Dam, Washington. In his free time, Hunt enjoys skiing, rock climbing, and playing tennis. In the future he hopes to pursue a degree in mechanical engineering at Washington State University.

Hunt was sponsored by Sen. Shelly Short (R-Addy) who represents the 7th Legislative District.

“It was great having Noah be my page this week; I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know more about him and his family,” Short said.

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