Rep. Elizabeth Scott sponsors Sultan youth as state House page
Taylor Sharp, a student at Sultan High School, traveled to Olympia February 14 to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives. She was sponsored by her 39th district Rep. Elizabeth Scott, R-Monroe.
As a page, Taylor learned to navigate the buildings on the Capitol campus and delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff. She assisted Representatives on the floor of the House, and participated in ceremonial duties at the beginning of each day. Taylor also spent time attending page school to understand the operations and actions of the Legislature, often directly from Representatives. By the end of her week in Olympia Taylor was co-writing legislation for a mock committee process to ban paper and plastic bags from grocery stores.
“Teaching civic education to our youth is so important, I felt honored to sponsor Taylor as a page,” said Scott. “I hope the experience leaves an impact on her and encourages her to make an impact in the future.”
Taylor is the daughter of Jeff and Ericka Sharp. She is following in the footsteps of her older sister as a page, and loves to play the saxophone.
To become a page, applicants must have a legislative sponsor, be between the ages of 14 and 16, and obtain written permission from their parents and school. Pages earn $35 per day while serving in the program. For more information about the House page program, visit: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.
###Washington State House Republican Communications