Kent student spent a week in Olympia as a page for Sen. Fain.

Eric Goodman, an 11th-grade homeschooled student from Kent, recently spent a week at the Capitol working as a page for the Washington State Senate. Eric was one of 19 students who served as Senate pages for the tenth week of the 2017 legislative session.

He was sponsored by Sen. Joe Fain, who represents Auburn, Kent, Covington, Federal Way and Renton in the state Senate.

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.

“My brother paged a few years ago, and had nothing but good things to say about it,” Eric said when asked about why he applied to the Senate Page Program. “It’s been really cool learning about the Legislature firsthand.”

Eric, 16, enjoys photography and creating art. He also plays both the piano and the drums.He is the son of Cheryce and Eddie Goodman of Kent.

Students interested in the Senate Page Program are encouraged to visit:

Contributed by Senator Joe Fain’s office.

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