Rep. Chris Corry sponsors West Valley Junior High School student as House page

Justin Paul, a West Valley Junior High School student, traveled to Olympia recently to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by his 14th District Rep. Chris Corry.

“Justin was a tremendous help to my office this week. It's exciting to see students from our district come to Olympia to work and learn about state government,” said Corry, R-Yakima. “The House Page Program is an amazing state tradition. Student pages become active participants in the process of state government. Many of them are inspired to life-long civic engagement. I hope Justin enjoyed his time in Olympia. I wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

Justin, a Yakima resident, is the son of Eric and Melissa Paul. When he is not in school, the 14-year-old volunteers with the local Civil Air Patrol Unit, helping with emergency service and relief. Justin also participates in his school's track program.

During his time at the state Capitol, Justin attended page school every day to understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. His time in Olympia culminated with the presentation of a mock bill to a “committee” of his fellow students.

Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the House 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 go to leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx or to learn more about the Gina Grant Bull Memorial Legislative Page Scholarship program go to leg.wa.gov/PageSchool/Pages/GinaGrantBullScholarship.aspx.

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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