A Senate Page

A founding student at Summit Olympus, Katie Wilton, will spend a week in Olympia next month serving as a page for Washington state Senator Steve O’Ban. This is an opportunity that hundreds of students across the state apply for each year. Katie’s activism in support of public charter schools has turned into a rare learning opportunity, and maybe one day, a career. Summit Voices reports that:

As a Senate page, Katie will get a hands-on learning experience on how our government works and see the legislative process in action including lawmakers working towards a solution that keeps public charter schools open.

Here is what Gina Wickstead, Co-Executive Director at Summit Olympus had to say about Katie: “Katie is someone who will never give up. She will never let anything get in the way of her success. She is goal driven and has many ambitions for her future. Katie has the intellectual capability and the heart needed to be successful in anything she puts her mind to.”

Katie is a courageous champion for keeping Summit Olympus and other public charter schools around the state open. She has shared her story on how Summit is helping prepare her to succeed in life with the media, the Legislature and more than 400 community members, lawmakers and students at the public charter schools rally last September.

Help Katie continue her success at Summit Olympus and Act Now to keep all of Washington’s public charter schools open. Sign the petition and share it with your community.