Rochester teens joins Rep. Griffey as page in state House of Representatives

Rochester High School student Esther Grosz served as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives from Feb. 2-7. Rep. Dan Griffey, from the 35 District, sponsored Esther, 15, who is president of the Rochester HS Future Farmers of America group.

Esther is interested in farm animals and leadership, and she enjoys reading, collecting books, creative acrylic painting, and singing and listening to music.

Among her duties as a page, Esther was responsible for delivering messages and documents to state lawmakers working in various locations, including the House chamber. She also attended Legislative Page School during the day, where she learned more about the legislative process.

“The page program is a great way for students to interact with their state lawmakers,” said Griffey, R-Allyn. “I enjoyed working with Esther. She was attentive and worked with a positive attitude all week. I'm thankful for her efforts and I wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”

Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the House Page 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. Pages earn $35 per day while serving in the program. For more information about the House Page Program, click here.

The 2020 legislative session began Jan. 13 and is scheduled to wrap up on Mar. 12.


Washington State House Republican Communications