Naches Valley High School student serves as page in state House

Naches Valley High School student Natalie Castro served as a legislative page in the state House Jan. 15-19. She was sponsored by her 14th District legislator, Rep. Gina McCabe.

“I really appreciated Natalie's service in the House,” said McCabe, R-Goldendale. “As lawmakers, our schedules get so busy during the legislative session, and having pages available allows us to do our jobs more efficiently and effectively. I hope this experience at the state Capitol encourages Natalie and her classmates to pursue public service opportunities in the future.”

Natalie plays clarinet and is lettering in band this year. She also is a member of her school's drama club and Future Business Leaders of America.

As a page, Natalie was responsible for delivering messages and documents to state lawmakers in their offices, committee meetings and the House chamber. She also attended Legislative Page School during the day.

Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the House Page 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. Pages earn $35 per day while serving in the program. For more information about the House Page Program, click here.

The 2018 legislative session began Jan. 8 and is scheduled to last 60 consecutive days.


Washington State House Republican Communications