Sophia and Juliet Lent, a pair of 9th graders from Peninsula High School, recently spent a week at the Capitol working as a page for the Washington State Senate. Sophie and Juliet were two of 30 students who served as Senate pages for the 13th week of the 2017 legislative session.
They were sponsored by 26th Legislative District Sen. Jan Angel.
“It’s been wonderful having Sophia and Juliet page for us,” said Angel. “I was very happy to hear that they both enjoyed the experience.”
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 government,” said Sophia. “The experience was really great for that.”
“Paging was totally different than I thought,” said Juliet, “It’s been a really cool experience.”
Sophia and Juliet both enjoy lacrosse, band, horseback riding, and skiing.
Sophia and Juliet, both age 15, are the daughters of Kirk and Heidi Lent of Gig Harbor. Sophie and Juliet are the granddaughters of Bremerton mayor Patty Lent.
Students interested in the Senate Page Program are encouraged to visit: http://leg.wa.gov/Senate/Administration/PageProgram/