Lane Stoney serves as page for Sen. Drew MacEwen

Lane Stoney and Sen. Drew MacEwen

OLYMPIA, WASH. – Lane Stoney, a 10th grader from Shelton High School, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Stoney was one of 13 students who served as a Senate page for the third week of the 2024 Legislative session.

Stoney was sponsored by 35th Legislative District Senator Drew MacEwen, representing Mason County, and parts of Thurston and Kitsap counties.

“Lane did an excellent job paging,” MacEwen said. “I was honored that he chose to be a part of the page program and learn more about the legislative process.”

The Senate Page Program allows Washington students to spend a week working in the Legislature. Students are responsible for transporting documents between offices and delivering messages and mail. Pages spend time in the Senate chamber and attend page school to learn about parliamentary and legislative procedures. Students also draft their own bills and engage in a mock session.

“I found this to be such an amazing opportunity to learn more about politics and the legislative process to get my foot in the door,” said Stoney. He also stated that he wanted to pursue a career in politics and would recommend this experience to other people because it was so rewarding.

Stoney, 15, enjoys playing football and golf in his free time with his friends and participating in a student-led organization known as the National FFA or Future Farmers of America organization. He has been working alongside this non-profit organization that promotes and supports agricultural education for the past two years. His parents are Josh and Stacie Stoney.

Students interested in the Senate Page Program are encouraged to click here.