Rep. Griffey sponsors Oakland Bay Junior High School freshman as page in state House of Representatives

Lauryn Armfield, 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. She was sponsored by her 35th district Rep. Dan Griffey, R-Allyn.

“I find tremendous value in the House Page Program, because it provides an excellent opportunity for students from around the state to come to Olympia to learn how our state government operates,” said Griffey. “I'm thankful to Lauryn for her service, and hope she had a great time this week at the Capitol.”

Lauryn, daughter of Troy and Sara Armfield, is a freshman at Oakland Bay Junior High School. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and cooking.

During her time as a page, Lauryn attended page school every day to understand how the Legislature operates. She also learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus, and delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff. Her week at the Capitol culminated with the presentation of her mock bill about wolf attacks on cattle and other livestock in eastern Washington.

Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the House Page Program. Students spend a week attending page school, learning the inner workings of state government, 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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