Yakima teen serves as legislative page in state House of Representatives

Yakima student Stephanie Franco-Avila served as a legislative page in the state House of Representatives this April. She was sponsored by her 14th District Rep. Gina McCabe, R-Goldendale.

“Getting to see Washington students play an important role in the legislative process and take an interest in civics is remarkable and inspiring,” said McCabe. “I hope the skills and memories Stephanie took away from her week in Olympia will last her long into her future.”

At the time of application, Stephanie attended A.C. Davis High School. She enjoys reading, going to the ocean, and outdoor recreation.

Each week, students from across the state participate in the legislative page program. During their service in Olympia, they deliver important documents to legislators and staff, attend page school for an hour each day, and work with fellow pages on legislation for a mock hearing. Pages earn $35 per day while participating in the program.

To participate in the legislative page program, applicants must have a legislative sponsor and be between the ages of 14 and 16. Additionally, pages are required to obtain written permission from their parents and school.

The 2017 legislative session is scheduled to adjourn April 23.

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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