Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wanted: Energetic and enthusiastic students to serve as legislative pages

House pages Myah Dawkins and Ty'zhuan Lewis
serving as flag bearers
The House and Senate are now accepting applications for the Legislative Page Program. Due to limited space, interested students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
While spending a week in Olympia, pages receive a hands-on and interactive civics lesson at the state legislature. Pages perform a wide variety of tasks such as presenting the colors, running messages, and during debates on the House and Senate floors. Students also spend a few hours a day learning about state government in the page school.
“I really encourage students and their parents to consider this,” said Rep. Larry Seaquist. “This is a great way for school-room study of history and democracy to come alive.  Our pages really enjoy this week in the House.”
To serve as a legislative page, a public, private, or home school student must: 
  • Have permission from a parent or guardian
  • Have permission from school
  • Be sponsored by a current member of the House of Representatives or Senate
  • Be at least 14 years of age and not have reached his or her 17th birthday
Click here and here to watch videos about the legislative page program.
Additional information about the House page program can be found here. Click here to visit the Senate Page Program website.

To read this story in Spanish, click here.