Caleb Sagert, a sophomore at Academy Northwest, recently spent a week at the Capitol working as a page for the Washington State Senate. Caleb was one of 27 students who served as Senate pages for the seventh week of the 2017 legislative session.
He was sponsored by Sen. Lynda Wilson, who represents the 17th Legislative District.
“It was an honor to sponsor Caleb this week,” said Wilson, R-Vancouver. “He’s focused, has a great work ethic, and I appreciate his desire to be civically involved!”
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.
“My brother was a page a few years ago and said it would be a lot of fun,” Caleb said when asked about why he applied to the Senate Page Program. “I’m interested in politics, so seeing the Legislature at work was a great experience for me.”
Caleb, 16, enjoys running track and playing football.
He is the son of Trent and Erika Sagert of Vancouver.
Students interested in the Senate Page Program are encouraged to visit: https://leg.wa.gov/Senate/Administration/PageProgram/