Senate Page is Wenatchee's McKenna White

McKenna White serves as page for Sen. Hawkins
OLYMPIA… McKenna White of Wenatchee, a 10th-grader at Wenatchee High School, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. White was one of 25 students who served as Senate pages for the seventh week of the 2019 legislative session.
She was sponsored by 12th Legislative District Sen. Brad Hawkins. Hawkins serves Douglas and Chelan counties and parts of Grant and Okanogan counties.
“It was a pleasure having McKenna page for my office,” Hawkins said. “There were a number of important bills being discussed on the Senate floor this week. I was glad she got the opportunity to get an in-depth look into the work we do in Olympia ”
The Senate Page Program provides an opportunity for Washington students to spend a week working at the Legislature. Students transport documents between offices, as well as deliver 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. Additionally, McKenna had the special honor of leading the Pledge of Allegiance before floor action during the Senate Page Honor Guard on Wednesday.
“I was surprised to learn about the Senate majority and minority leaders at the Legislature,” White said. “Despite the difference in influence, they both have to work together to get things done.”
White, 16, is a reporter for her high school’s newspaper and enjoys track and cross-country. She plans to attend a four-year university to earn a degree in Psychology and pursue a career in law enforcement.
White is the daughter of Will and Christy White of Wenatchee.
Students interested in the Senate Page Program are encouraged to visit: http://leg.wa.gov/Senate/Administration/PageProgram/ .

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