River Ridge High School student serves as page for a week in state House

River Ridge High School student Katherine Nienaber 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, Katherine 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 appreciation to Katherine for the contributions and positive energy she brought to the Capitol during her week as a page,” said Barkis. “Katherine’s decision to actively participate and contribute to the legislative process reflects not only her work ethic, but also her genuine commitment to civic engagement. I believe she has a bright future ahead and want to wish her the very best 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.


Washington State House Republican Communications