MacEwen sponsors Shelton High School student as page in state House

Sponsored by 35th District Rep. Drew MacEwen, 16-year-old Josiah Sushak traveled to Olympia earlier this month to serve as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives.

Sushak is an active participant in Shelton High School's Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) program. After high school, he hopes to attend the University of Washington and receive a Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps scholarship. From there, his goal is to become a Navy nuclear propulsion officer. MacEwen himself is a graduate of the Navy's Nuclear Propulsion Program. He went on to serve in the submarine force, completing five strategic deterrent patrols on two different Ohio-class submarines.

During his week at the Capitol, Josiah attended page school every day, delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff, and fulfilled other tasks critical to the efficient operation of the Legislature.

“I could not have been more impressed by Josiah's professionalism and the way he carried out his duties throughout the week,” said MacEwen, R-Union. “It's a testament to how well the NJROTC prepares students for success in school and in life. I'm grateful for his service to the House, and wish him well as he pursues his dream of becoming a nuclear propulsion officer in the Navy. I can't think of a better job for a young person.”

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. Pages earn $35 per day while serving in the program. For more information about the House Page Program, click here.


Washington State House Republican Communications