Sponsored by her 2nd District Rep. JT Wilcox, R-Yelm, Ridgeline Middle School student Taylor Tompkins traveled to Olympia Jan. 9-13 to serve as a page in the state House.
As part of her page duties for the week, Taylor learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus and delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff. She also attended page school every day to understand the operations and actions of the Legislature.
“It’s always great to have the opportunity to sponsor students from my district to take part in the House Page Program,” Wilcox said. “I want to thank Taylor for her service to the House and express my admiration for her eagerness to get involved in state government. She has a great future ahead.”
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.