Cheney High teen pages in Olympia for state House of Representatives

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Cheney High teen pages in Olympia for state House of Representatives

Leah Swannack, a student at Cheney High School, served as a legislative page for the Washington House of Representatives between Feb. 3 and Feb. 7. She was sponsored by her 9th District Rep. Joe Schmick, R-Colfax.

She is the daughter of Jill and Art of Lamont, WA.

“Leah was a major help to us in the Legislature last week,” said Schmick. “She is a bright individual and I hope that she continues to stay engaged in state government as she continues her education.”

During her service, Leah had the unique opportunity to observe the Legislature firsthand  and was responsible for delivering documents and messages to legislators in their offices, during committee hearings, and in the House chamber during floor sessions. She also attended page school, which is taught by a certified instructor with a background in civics or social studies. There, pages learn about different legislative actions and procedures.

To become a page, applicants must have a legislative sponsor and be between the ages of 14 and 16. Additionally, students are required to obtain written permission from their parents and school. Pages are paid $35 a day for their service.

Unfortunately, the available page positions for the current session are now full. Interested students should apply in the fall to be considered for the 2015 legislative session. For more information, visit: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx

Rep. Schmick and House Page Leah Swannack

CAPTION: Rep. Joe Schmick and House Page Leah Swannack. CREDIT: Washington State Legislature.

House Page Leah Swannack carries the American flag to the rostrum of the House floor.

CAPTION: House Page Leah Swannack carries the American flag to the rostrum of the House floor. CREDIT: Washington State Legislature.

 

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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