Demetri Lord, a freshman at the Charles Wright Academy in Tacoma, recently spent a week at the Capitol working as a page for the Washington State Senate. Demetri was one of 27 students who served as Senate pages for the seventh week of the 2017 legislative session.
He was sponsored by Sen. Jan Angel, who represents the 26th Legislative District.
“Demetri is a hard-working young man,” said Angel, R-Port Orchard. “I’m glad to see he’s taken an interest in his state government!”
The Senate Page Program is an opportunity for Washington students to spend a week working in the Legislature. Students are responsible for transporting documents between offices, as well as delivering 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.
“I wanted to learn more about how our state government works,” Demetri said when asked about why he applied to the Senate Page Program. “It was cool to be able to learn about the legislative process while serving my community.”
Demetri, 15, enjoys track and field, participating in his model U.N. club, and playing the guitar.
He is the son of Debby and Tim Lord of Gig Harbor.
Students interested in the Senate Page Program are encouraged to visit: http://leg.wa.gov/Senate/Administration/PageProgram/