La Center high schooler serves as page in state House


March 31, 2015

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 La Center high schooler serves as page in state House

Spencer Gwinn, a student from La Center High School, traveled to Olympia March 23-27 and served as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by 20th District Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis.

“It is always a pleasure for me to sponsor students as pages, because this is a great opportunity for them to learn about their government firsthand,” said DeBolt. “I hope Spencer had a great time and learned a lot during his time here.”

Spencer, son of David and Anita Gwinn, is from Amboy. During his time as a page, Spencer attended page school every day to understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. His time at the Capitol culminated with the presentation of his mock bill about reducing the number of wolf-related livestock deaths.

As part of his page duties, Spencer 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 House page program, visit:

For more information about Rep. DeBolt, visit:

20150327_SpencerOwinn_RepDebolt_095431sc.jpgRep. Richard DeBolt and Spencer Gwinn

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