Karson Humiston on the Senate floor with her sponsor, Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Legislature

Karson Humiston on the Senate floor with her sponsor, Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn. COURTESY PHOTO, Washington State Legislature

Kent student serves as page for Sen. Fain

One of 33 students who joined the legislative session for a week

  • Monday, February 26, 2018 1:51pm
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Karson Humiston, a freshman at Kentwood High School, spent a week working as a page for the state Senate at the Capitol in Olympia.

Humiston was one of 33 students who served as Senate pages for the seventh week of the 2018 legislative session.

She was sponsored by Sen. Joe Fain, R-Auburn, who represents South King County including Covington, Kent, Renton and Federal Way.

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.

“I’ve made a lot of friends here and I learned a lot about the government,” Humiston said. Her favorite part of the week was learning the legislative process, and getting to know the senators.

Humiston, the 14-year-old daughter of Richard and Keri Humiston of Kent, enjoys dance team, debate, singing, writing and boating.

Students interested in the program are encouraged to visit page.senatorfain.com.

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