Rep. Griffey sponsors Rochester student as page in House of Representatives

Ricki Anne Sanchez, a student from Rochester Middle School in Thurston County, traveled to Olympia Feb. 23-27 and served as a page in the state House of Representatives. She was sponsored by her 35th District Rep. Dan Griffey, R-Allyn.

“The page program provides an excellent first-hand opportunity for students from around the state to come to Olympia and learn how our state government operates,” said Griffey. I am grateful for Ricki's service here this week, and hope she had a great time making friends and learning about what it's like here at the Capitol.”

Ricki Anne Sanchez, daughter of Rick and Jamie Sanchez, is an eighth grader at Rochester Middle School. She is a percussionist in her school's band, and also enjoys playing the piano.

During her time as a page, Ricki attended page school every day to understand the inner workings of the Legislature. She also learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus, and delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff. Her time at the Capitol culminated with the presentation of her mock bill to ban plastic bags in Washington state.

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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