Final teen pages help Glenn Anderson end session
March 20, 2012 · 12:19 PM
The final week of the regular 2012 legislative session Rep. Glenn Anderson, R-Fall City, hosted two student pages from the 5th Legislative District. Juliana da Cruz and Shanna Hauser, both from Issaquah, served as legislative pages for the House of Representatives the week of March 5-8.
Sixteen-year-old Juliana is a tenth grade student at Issaquah High School. She is the daughter of Joan and Jose da Cruz.
Fourteen-year-old Shanna is an eighth grade student at Chinook Middle School and is the daughter of Terri Hauser.
The page program offers students the opportunity to learn more about how the state Legislature operates and sponsor mock legislation. As part of their page duties, the young women delivered messages and documents to legislators in their offices and on the House floor. Their work also included climbing hundreds of stairs each day and navigating the many buildings on the Capitol campus.
“The student page program is one part of being a legislator that I will truly miss,” said Anderson, who is not running for reelection this year. “To see the next generation getting excited about how their government works and see another side of public service is extremely rewarding. It’s a great way to put civics class in action. Both of the students did a great job for us and I believe the page experience will be something they remember forever.”
Each week, students 14- to 16-years-old from across the state serve in the legislative page program. They must have a legislative member as a sponsor, as well as permission from their school and parents. To learn more about the page program, visit the Web site at:http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.