“Taking part in the page program is one of the best ways for young people to experience firsthand the legislative process in Olympia,” Green said.
Pages have been a part of the Washington Legislature since 1891. They have the unique opportunity to help with a wide range of responsibilities, including distributing amendments, assisting with ceremonial tasks such as presenting the flags and more.
Each page must be sponsored by a member of the Legislature, usually from the district in which they live, to work one week in Olympia while earning a small stipend. In order to become a page, students must be ages 14 to 16, have permission from a parent or guardian, and permission from school.
“Not only are pages provided with a wealth of knowledge and a unique orientation to the political realm, but they also gain valuable work experience,” Kelley said.
For additional details and a page application, please visit www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.Print This Post