MacEwen sponsors Bremerton student as page in state House

Imara Bhanji, a 15-year-old student at Washington Virtual Academy, recently traveled to Olympia to serve as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives. She was sponsored by 35th District Rep. Drew MacEwen.

Imara has a passion for programming, and has learned a variety of programming languages. Her other interests include golf, piano and watercolor painting. During her week at the Capitol, Imara attended page school every day to learn about the three branches of state government, the lawmaking process, and the importance of civil discourse. She also carried out a number of duties critical to the efficient operation of the Legislature.

“The House Page Program is a fantastic way for students to get involved in their state government, and for us as lawmakers to meet the young leaders of tomorrow,” said MacEwen, R-Union. “I'm glad I had the opportunity to sponsor Imara as a page here in the state House. She's bright and hard-working, and I'm certain she's going to do great things wherever her path in life leads. Thank you for your service to the Legislature, Imara!”

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