White Salmon high schooler serves as honorary page in Olympia

Megan Tew, a student from White Salmon High School, had the opportunity to serve as an honorary page in the state House of Representatives the week of April 20-24 in Olympia. She was sponsored by her 14th District Rep. Gina McCabe

“I was excited Megan was able to spend some time in Olympia and get an up close look at the House Page Program,” said McCabe, R-Goldendale. “The program is a great opportunity for students to learn about state government, earn a little extra money and make lifelong friends.”

Honorary pages usually act as job shadows to those who are have gone through the page program process and serving in the page program. They get a firsthand look at being a page and a better understanding of the program and the work expected of those who are paging.

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: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.


Washington State House Republican Communications