Academy Northwest Freshman Serves as Senate Page
Nathan Briggs, a freshman at Academy Northwest, spent a week working as a page for the Washington State Senate at the Capitol in Olympia. Briggs was one of 22 students who served as Senate pages for the sixth week of the 2016 legislative session.
He was sponsored by 20th Legislative District Sen. John Braun, deputy Senate Republican leader from Centralia.
“It was a pleasure to sponsor Nathan for a week of paging at the Capitol. I’m glad he got to experience what a day in the life here is all about,” said Braun.
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.
“Don’t get stressed out about the school work; you have time throughout the week to get everything done. Just enjoy the experience,” said Nathan about his advice to students thinking about applying for the Senate Page Program.
Nathan enjoys playing soccer, hunting and camping.
Nathan, 15, is the son of Matt and Janis Briggs, of Chehalis.
Centralian Serves in Azusa Pacific Ministry
Centralia resident Davis James, a psychology major at Azusa Pacific University, served in ministry through the Center for Student Action during the fall semester at Mexico Outreach.
Throughout the year, students have numerous opportunities to build relationships in the city of Azusa, greater Los Angeles area and Mexico. From assisting in food banks to providing after school tutoring and mentoring, the Center for Student Action at Azusa Pacific mobilizes and educates students toward responsible and transformational service locally and globally through a collaborative network of offices and programs.
Azusa Pacific University has seven regional centers in Southern California.