Yelm Middle School students Lyra Toulon and Sophie Hall traveled to Olympia last week to serve as pages in the state House from Jan. 9-13. They were sponsored by their 2nd District Rep. JT Wilcox, R-Yelm.

As part of their page duties, Lyra and Sophie learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus and delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff. They also attended page school every day to understand the operations and actions of the Legislature.

“I want to thank Lyra and Sophie for their service as House pages last week,” Wilcox said. “I am very proud of the great job our small-town students do when they come to the Capitol.”

Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the legislative 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, visit www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.

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