OLYMPIA, WASH. – Danielle Jacks, a 10th grader at Sunrise Beach High School from Yelm, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Jacks was one of 15 students who served as a Senate page for the fourth week of the 2024 Legislative session.
Jacks was sponsored by 35th Legislative District Senator Drew MacEwen, who represents Mason County, and parts of Thurston and Kitsap counties.
“Danielle did an excellent job paging,” MacEwen said. “I was excited that she chose to be a part of this opportunity and learn more about the legislative process.”
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.
“After hearing about how much of an amazing opportunity this program was through my four other siblings who were also pages, I realized I wanted to learn more about the legislative process and follow in their footsteps,” said Jacks. She also stated her most memorable part was being able to see all the buildings and the history behind it all because she never realized how much there was to learn at the capitol.
Jack’s, 16, enjoys reading, riding horses, and walking. Her passion is photography and wants to continue her future with this hobby and hopes to possibly go into media in order to pursue these dreams.
Danielle’s parents are Aaron and Carla Jacks.
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