Lindsay Lancaster is a junior at Orcas Island High School and a participant this week in the Senate Page Program in Olympia.
Lancaster was sponsored by Sen. Kevin Ranker, also of Orcas, who has continually been a strong voice in support of the environment and marine health in the legislature. Lancaster said it has been great working with Ranker, who has helped give her some insight into what role state government plays in marine regulation – a particular interest to her as she plans to study marine mammal biology in college.
Lancaster met Ranker on Orcas and he suggested she try the page program, saying “she is smart and helpful, and with an interest in marine biology it is a valuable opportunity to see the relationship between the natural world and the political one.”
Lancaster, 16, is also active in volleyball and sailing, and participates in horse 4H, through which she has won many ribbons at the San Juan County Fair.