Kirkland resident serves as page to Sen. Hill

Kirkland resident Alexandra Wilder served as page for Sen. Andy Hill. - Contributed photo
Kirkland resident Alexandra Wilder served as page for Sen. Andy Hill.
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Kirkland resident Alexandra Wilder, an eighth grader at Three Cedars Waldorf School, took time out of class to spend the week of Feb. 17-21 in Olympia participating in the Senate page program at the Washington State Legislature. She was sponsored by Sen. Andy Hill of the 45th Legislative District.

Wilder was one of 24 students aged 14-16 who took part in the program during the sixth week of the 2014 Legislative session. Pages deliver mail, run errands, present the flag and learn parliamentary procedure firsthand. Students also try their hand at drafting a bill and engage in a mock sessi

“Students in the page program are given an excellent opportunity to learn about government,” said Hill. “Alexandra was an excellent addition to the program and I hope she learned a lot.”

“I really enjoyed my experience here,” said the 14-year-old Wilder. “It was fascinating to see how the Senators work and learn how to write a bill.”

In her spare time, the daughter of Marty and Beth Wilder of Kirkland enjoys skiing. After high school, she hopes to pursue a college degree.

Junior high/middle school and high school students who are interested in the Senate page program are encouraged to visit the website for the Senate Legislative page program.

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