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Skyview High School freshman serves as page for Sen. Ann Rivers

The Columbian
Published: March 23, 2024, 5:57am

NORTH SALMON CREEK – Garrett Studer, a ninth-grader at Skyview High School, recently spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Studer was one of 32 students who served in the Senate during the ninth and final week of the 2024 legislative session.

He was sponsored by 18th Legislative District Republican Sen. Ann Rivers, who represents parts of Battle Ground, Salmon Creek, and Vancouver and rural Clark County.

“I am so happy I had the opportunity to have Garrett as a page because he did an excellent job this week,” said Rivers. “I hope he enjoyed learning about the legislative process firsthand.”

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 committee.

“I wanted to challenge myself and try something new that would be impactful to my life which is why I decided to page,” said Studer. He also stated that he was very excited to see how the government functions as well as be able to create new relationships with the people he worked with.

Studer, 15, enjoys playing video games, tennis and the guitar. He also enjoys hanging out with his friends and his dog. He is the son of Adam and Lori Studer of Vancouver.