Van Werven sponsors Blaine resident for House Page Program

Isabella Almlie and Jenna Walters. Photo courtesy of Luanne Van Werven.

Jenna Walters, the daughter of Jeff and Susan Walters of Blaine, spent her April spring break serving as a page at the Washington State House of Representatives.

Sponsored by District 42 representative Luanne Van Werven (R-Lynden), Walters joined other students to attend page school to learn the ins-and-outs of the state legislature.

She is a freshman at Lynden Christian High School and joined fellow classmate Isabella Almlie on the job. The duo drafted legislation that would prompt the cleanup of groundwater surrounding the Hanford nuclear site.

“The girls enjoyed drafting a bill and following it to the end of the legislative process. They were very passionate about their issue,” Van Werven said. “Both felt it was fascinating to see how government works up close. Jenna and Isabella have a new appreciation of the laws we pass and how they impact their lives. The girls highly recommend paging to their friends and all young people.”

House Page Program participants require a legislative sponsor and must be between the age of 14 and 16 with written permission from the parent and school.

To learn more about the program, visit leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.

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