Student from Centralia serves as page for the House of Representatives

 

 

Student from Centralia serves as page for the House of Representatives

Mya Davis, a student from Centralia Christian School, traveled to Olympia Jan. 20-25 and served as a page in the House of Representatives. She was sponsored by her 20th District Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis.

“I am glad that Mya was able to page here at the Legislature and see how our state government works,” DeBolt said. “It is important that our students be given this opportunity to learn about government, and to take an active role in the legislative process.”

Mya is an 8th grade student at Centralia Christian School and is active in her school's leadership council. During her time as a page, Mya attended page school every day to understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. Her time at the Capitol culminated with the presentation of her mock bill about the reduction of plastic bags.

As part of her page duties, Mya learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus and delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff.

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 legislative page program, visit: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.

###

Washington State House Republican Communications
houserepublicans.wa.gov