Oakland Bay Junior High School student serves as page in state House

Kenneth Hageman, a student from Oakland Bay Junior High School, traveled to Olympia Feb. 9-13 and served as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by his 35th District Rep. Dan Griffey, R-Allyn.

“I am a huge advocate of the House Page Program, because it offers students from around the state the opportunity to come to Olympia and learn about state government and how the Legislature operates,” said Griffey. “I had a great time hosting Kenneth this week, and am grateful for his service.”

Kenneth, son of Ted and Sonya, is an eighth grader at Oakland Bay Junior High School. He enjoys playing baseball, and also likes throwing the football around with his little brother.

During his time as a page, Kenneth attended page school every day to understand the inner workings of the Legislature. He also learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus, and delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff. His time at the Capitol culminated with his presentation of a mock bill about school safety, which would allow teachers to carry firearms to defend themselves and their students in the case of an emergency.

Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the House Page Program. Students spend a week attending page school, learning how state government works, and assisting legislators on the House floor. Pages earn $35 per day while serving in the program.

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. For more information about the House Page Program, click here.

 

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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