Yelm High School student serves as page in Washington State House of Representatives

Yelm High School student Alyssa Bonham recently traveled to the Capitol Campus to serve as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives. She was sponsored by 2nd District Rep. Andrew Barkis, R-Yelm.

During her week at the Capitol, Alyssa assisted House members with various duties on the chamber floor, made deliveries throughout campus, and supported member offices. She also attended Page School, where she learned about the Legislature and lawmaking process, and also participated in a mock committee hearing in one of the same hearing rooms used by state lawmakers during session.

“I want to express my sincere gratitude to Alyssa for her hard work, not only in assisting with various legislative duties, but also for actively engaging in the educational opportunities provided by the Page School,” said Barkis. “Alyssa’s service as a page exemplifies the commitment and enthusiasm we hope to see in all of our young people. I am proud to have had the opportunity to sponsor her during this year’s 60-day legislative session and wish her continued success in all her future endeavors.”

To serve as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives, students must be at least 14 years of age and have not reached their 17th birthday. Pages work a 40-hour week, earn a stipend of $65 a day, and can earn up to 20 hours of community service.

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The 2024 legislative session began January 8 and is scheduled to end March 7.

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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