Oakland Bay Junior High student serves as page in the Washington State House of Representatives

Nina Baker, a student from Oakland Bay Junior High in Shelton, traveled to Olympia March 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.

“The House Page Program is so important because it gives kids from across the state the opportunity to learn how our state government operates,” said Griffey. “I thank Nina for her service throughout the week, and hope she had a great time.”

During her time as a page, Nina attended page school every day to understand the operations and actions 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, which would make second-hand smoking a primary offense in vehicles when a child under the age of 18 is present in the car.

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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