OKLAHOMA CITY – Mekhi Roberson, and Peyton Upchurch, both seniors at Spiro High School, paged for Rep. Rick West, R-Heavener, the week of March 29-April 1, 2021, in the Oklahoma House of Representatives at the state Capitol.
House pages run messages to legislators while they are in the chamber debating policy and voting on measures and they help in their Capitol offices. Pages also participate in a mock session, in which they learn legislative procedure and how to write legislation.
“Both of these young men did a great job for me at the Capitol this week and were a lot of fun to be around,” West said. I believe they will both go on to do great things in their lives. I’m glad I got this opportunity to get to know them, and I’m glad they got this experience in state government.”
Mekhi Roberson is the son of April Steele. He plans to go to the University of Central Oklahoma to play football and major in business. His community service projects include the backpack program for kinds in need and cleaning his school’s gymnasium. His hobbies include sports and playing the keyboard. Extracurricular activities are football, basketball and track, and personal honors and achievements include being on the Principal’s Honor Roll and being named the District 2A-5 Wide Receiver of the Year. He said his life goal is being so good that people say positive things about him.
Peyton Upchurch is the son of Ki and Danny Upchurch. After high school, he plans to attend Connors State College for two years then transfer to Oklahoma State University to major in economics. Community service projects include helping with the local blood drive and the backpack program for kids in need. His hobbies including hunting and fishing, but he also works. He’s involved in FFA and football and a personal honor includes earning and FFA state degree. His goal is to be successful later in life.
- Rick West represents District 3 in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, which includes part of LeFlore County.