Rep. Dan Griffey sponsors Oakland Bay Junior High student as page in state House

Gage DeRosia, a student from Oakland Bay Junior High in Shelton, traveled to Olympia April 20-24 and served as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by his 35th District Rep. Dan Griffey, R-Allyn.

“It was great to have an opportunity to sponsor Gage as a page here at the Capitol this week,” said Griffey. “I thank him for all of his hard work, and hope he had a great time making new friends and learning about the inner workings of the Legislature.”

Gage is the son of Edward and Lynne DeRosia. He likes to play basketball, soccer and football, and is also musically talented as an alto saxophonist. While serving as a page, Gage 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 the presentation of his mock bill, which would require schools to have later start times in order to improve student productivity while at school.

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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