Sen. Keiser sponsors page in Olympia
February 6, 2013 · 10:57 AM
Last week, Thomas Jefferson High School sophomore participated in the Senate Page Program in Olympia.
Sponsored by Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Kent, the two were able to have lunch one day, and discuss the week's Senate activities.
"I am so glad Naseem took the time to come to Olympia this week," Keiser said, "he is very smart and a great example of the talent we need in Washington State in the future."
Tirhi doesn't plan on going into politics in the future but found the experience as a page interesting, especially the mock hearing they do in page school. The students pick a topic, write bills and debate and vote on them just as the legislators do in committee.
In addition to playing football and participating in track, Tirhi, 16, is also taking a robotics class at his school, offered for the first time this year. He hopes to go into mechanical engineering or engineering design in the future.