Sedro-Woolley School District

Denver Hainstock, a 10th grader from Sedro-Woolley High School, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Hainstock was one of 16 students who served as a Senate page for the fifth week of the 2024 Legislative session.

Hainstock was sponsored by 39th Legislative District Senator Keith Wagoner, who represents Skagit and Snohomish counties.

“Denver did an amazing job this week as a page and I feel honored to have been a part of his experience while learning more about the legislative process,” said Wagoner.

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 favorite part of this experience was being able to be on the Senate floor and have that experience under my belt,” said Hainstock. He also stated that he enjoyed learning hands-on about the legislative process and understanding more about the state in which he lives.  It’s an experience he says he would recommend to anyone who is able to take advantage of this “amazing opportunity.”

Hainstock, 15, enjoys competing in the javelin during spring track and field. He is also a history enthusiast and likes to spend his free time outdoors hiking and camping. His parents are Michael Hainstock and Stacey Baker.

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