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Honeyford, Senate applaud National Teacher of the Year Jeff Charbonneau

Jim Honeyford15th District Sen. Jim Honeyford and the Washington State Senate took time Tuesday morning to honor the 2013 National Teacher of the Year, Jeff Charbonneau, by adopting Senate Resolution 8660.

“I am extremely pleased to be able to sponsor this resolution for Mr. Charbonneau,” Honeyford said. “It is not every day the best teacher in the nation comes from your legislative district. I thank Mr. Charbonneau for his dedication to providing a world-class education for the students of Zillah High School.”

Along the way to becoming the 63rd National Teacher of the Year, Charbonneau was named the Zillah School District Teacher of the Year, Educational Service District 105 Regional Teacher of the Year as well as 2013 Washington State Teacher of the Year. The latter put him in the running for the national honor. Continue reading

Bryan Funk serves as a Senate Page

I had the opportunity to work with 14-year-old Bryan Funk of Zillah, who served as my legislative page this week. Bryan is an eighth grader at Zillah Middle School and participated in the Senate Page Program, a week-long experience in Olympia where pages run errands, deliver mail, and serve in the Senate Chamber. Pages are also taught about parliamentary procedure and the legislative process.

Bryan is the son of Stephanie and John Funk of Zillah, and was one of 24 students chosen to participate this week. He and I are holding a sign that reads, “Let’s draw the line between youth and alcohol,” which is part of a statewide campaign to engage adults and youth in taking action to reduce underage drinking. You can visit the state Department of Social and Health Services website for more. Continue reading