A 17-year-old Yakima County high school student is probably not the first student to do her senior project on ending senior projects.

She, however, is the first to persuade the Legislature to go along.

The Tacoma News Tribune reports that Tiffany Stewart along with her stepfather, Republican Rep. David Taylor, spearheaded lobbying efforts to change state law requiring senior projects.

A political ally of Taylor sponsored a bill, but the measure didn't go anywhere. But on a recommendation from a Seattle Democrat, the bill was turned into an amendment inside another education bill.

That measure was approved and is due to be signed by Gov. Jay Inslee next week.

Stewart says senior projects are vague mandates that aren't practical for working students or just aren't taken seriously by others.