Two students at White Hall Middle School recently served as pages for Sen. Stephanie Flowers. Willis Grandy, Jr. and Sydney Foster, both eighth graders at WHMS sat down with the White Hall Journal to talk about the experience.

Two students at White Hall Middle School recently served as pages for Sen. Stephanie Flowers. Willis Grandy, Jr. and Sydney Foster, both eighth graders at WHMS sat down with the White Hall Journal to talk about the experience.

Grandy said, “We passed out papers to the Senators and learned how laws were made. It was fun but, watching them make laws was kinda boring,” Grandy went on to say he liked meeting the Governor (Asa Hutchinson) and touring the Capitol.  Grandy said he wants to be a professional baseball player though, not a legislator.

Sen. Flowers explained to them the process of making laws. Grandy and Flowers attend the same church and Grandy felt special to be chosen by her.

 Flowers had this to say about the pages, “Really enjoyed my pages, Willis Grandy and Sydney Foster, from White Hall Middle School along with 4 others from Quest Charter and Dumas Junior High.  I think it is one of the highlights of the legislative session, to share with them all the different facets of lawmaking.   They had an opportunity to attend a committee where bills are presented and the public expresses support or not; meet lobbyists who advocate for special interests, and hear the legislators pose questions and then vote.  Willis and Sydney both seemed to enjoy the experience too.”

 Foster said, “I had a great time, Sen. Flowers went above and beyond to see that we had a great experience. We met a lot of the other Senators and got to sneak a peak at everyday life at the capitol.”