Guthrie High School senior, Hailey Drake, has completed a week of service as a page for Sen. Chuck Hall, R-Perry. Hailey served at the Capitol during the 11th week of session from April 17-20.
Paging gives high school students a behind-the-scenes look at the legislative process. They provide important services during the busy legislative session, including assisting in Senate committee meetings and daily sessions of the full Senate.
The group met with Gov. Kevin Stitt and took a commemorative photo. They also met with Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat and Edmond Senator Kristen Thompson. The pages participated in a mock legislative committee meeting, along with a floor session, called Pageville, where they presented and debated bills from the 2023 legislative session.
Finally, they toured the Oklahoma History Center and the newly renovated Capitol, which is also the state’s largest museum with hundreds of paintings, sculptures and other art pieces depicting Oklahoma’s history.
Hailey participates in FFA, National Honor Society, Link Crew and football as a trainer. She volunteers with the Special Education department of her school. In her free time, Hailey enjoys photography, reading and showing cattle. Hailey would like to attend Langston University for a degree in Animal Science and then attend Oklahoma State University to major in Agricultural Communications.
She is the daughter of Guthrie residents, Clay and Tara Drake.