Olympia middle schoolers serve as pages in state House
Cameron and Nathan Eibert, students from Komachin Middle School served as pages in the state House of Representatives March 16-20. They were sponsored by 20th District Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis.
“The page program is a great way for students to learn how our state government operates,” said DeBolt. “I hope the boys had a great time at the Capitol. It was my pleasure to sponsor them, and I am grateful for the work they did here.”
Cameron and Nathan, sons of Jeff and Jolinda Eibert, are eighth graders at Komachin Middle School. Cameron enjoys camping and is involved in a scouting program. He also is involved with amateur radio. Nathan enjoys swimming and paintballing. He also enjoys flying remote-control planes. During their time as a pages, Cameron and Ethan attended page school every day to understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. Their time at the Capitol culminated with the presentation of their mock bill which would allow for the transfer of firearms between family members.
As part of their page duties, Cameron and Nathan 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: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.
###Washington State House Republican Communications