Cascade Middle School teen visits Olympia to serve as legislative page
Sarah Hull, a student at Cascade Middle School, recently served as a legislative page in the state House of Representatives. She was sponsored by her 39th District Rep. Elizabeth Scott, R-Monroe.
“I'm delighted Sarah paged for us in Olympia and had the opportunity to experience her Legislature firsthand,” said Scott. “The page program is a great way for students to witness how state government operates.”
During her one week in Olympia, Sarah attended page school every day where she learned how a bill becomes a law and other legislative actions. These classes are required for all pages and are taught by a certified instructor.
As a page, Sarah delivered important documents and messages to legislators and staff to their offices, committee meetings and in the House chamber during floor sessions. She also had the unique opportunity to sponsor and debate a mock bill with fellow pages concerning the reporting of livestock deaths as a result of wolf attacks.
Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the page program. To qualify, students must have a legislative sponsor and be between the ages of 14 and 16. Pages are also required to obtain written permission from both their school and parents.
Pages earn $35 a day while serving in the program.
For more information about the legislative page program or to apply, visit: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx
For more information about the House page program, visit: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx
For more information about the House Republicans visit www.houserepublicans.gov
###Washington State House Republican Communications