Rep. Richard DeBolt sponsors homeschool student as House page

Homeschool student, Kyuss Engler-Ropka, recently traveled to Olympia to serve as a page for the Washington State House of Representatives. He was sponsored by 20th District Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis.

“It was an honor to sponsor Kyuss as a House page,” said DeBolt. “Working in Olympia, seeing how state government works first-hand, is a unique opportunity. Serving in the program helps prepare students to be future leaders. I’m grateful Kyuss came to Olympia to help my office. He has a bright future ahead of him.”

Kyuss is the son of Kindra Engler and Michael Ropka. During his week at the Capitol, Kyuss attended page school every day to learn about the three branches of state government, the lawmaking process, and the importance of civil discourse. He also carried out a number of duties including delivering messages and assisting legislators on the House floor.

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.


Washington State House Republican Communications