North Thurston High School student serves as page for state House of Representatives

Kimberly Palecki, a student at North Thurston High School, paged in the state House of Representatives during the third week of session. She was sponsored by her 35th District Rep. Drew MacEwen, R-Union.

Kimberly is the daughter of Donna and Robert Palecki of Tenino, Wash.

“The page program is a great way for students to get involved with our state's Legislature,” said MacEwen. “I hope Kimberly enjoyed her week at the Capitol and her time spent here will inspire her to engage in state government as she continues school.”

As a page, Kimberly was responsible for delivering messages to legislators in their offices, committee meetings and the House chamber during floor sessions. She was also required to attend page school, which is taught by a certified instructor. Students learn how a bill becomes a law and other legislative actions.

Pages are paid $35 a day during their service.

To be eligible, students must have a legislative sponsor and be between the ages of 14 and 16. Additionally, pages are required to obtain written permission from their parents and school.

Unfortunately, the available positions for the current 2014 session have been filled. 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.

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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