February 15, 2011
Local student serves as state Senate page
Mason Bernard, a sophomore at Skyline High School, recently participated in the Senate Page Program at the state Capitol.
He was one of 16 students who was a page during the third week of the 2011 legislative session.
The Senate Page Program is an opportunity for Washington students to spend a week working in the Legislature. Pages are responsible for such tasks as presenting the flag, running errands and delivering mail. They spend time in the Senate Chamber and in page school, learning about parliamentary procedure and the legislative process. They even get a chance to take the law into their own hands with a mock bill exercise.
Bernard, the son of Tim and Denise Bernard, of Sammamish, was sponsored by Sen. Cheryl Pflug, R-Maple Valley.
Bernard participates in Athletes for Kids, is the middle infielder for the Spartans’ baseball team and a receiver for the football team. He stays active outside of school skiing at his favorite ski resort, Whistler.
Learn more about the Senate Page Program at www.leg.wa.gov/Senate/Administration/PageProgram.