Senator Allen and page Hannah Hudgens; Senator Allen and page Holiday Hull.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Two local students participated in the Senate Page Program at the State Capitol, serving as pages for Senator Mark Allen. Hanna Hudgens, a junior at Sallisaw High School and Holiday Hull, a senior at Panama High School, were selected to serve as Senate pages for Allen during the week of April 3-6, 2017.
Senator Allen enjoys working with his district students every year.
“This program allows young Oklahomans to see how legislators work and gives them insight into how state government operates and how laws are passed,” Allen said. “There’s nothing like a week of hands-on experience to learn what we do here at the State Capitol.”
Hudgens is the daughter of Sallisaw resident, Theresa Hudgens. Hull is the daughter of Bobbie Purdue, a resident of Poteau.
“This week was really an insight to how government works and operates,” Hudgens said. “I’ve enjoyed making new friends and interacting with senators. I highly recommend that every high school student take advantage of this program.”
Hull added her own thoughts on her week at the Capitol.
“This week has impacted my life in ways I could never have imagined. From sitting in committee meetings to helping on the Senate Floor, I have learned so much about how our state government works,” said Hull. “This has sparked my interest in government and I hope that spark continues to grow. Thank you, Senator Allen, for allowing me to serve at the State Capitol this week.”
Allen said both pages conducted themselves in a manner to prove the worthiness of their selection.
“Senate District 4 must surely produce the best students, and these young women are no exception,” he said. “I always say it because it’s true: Senate District 4 pages served with distinction, bringing honor not only upon the State Senate, but also their families, school and hometown.”