Jacobsen sponsors University Prep High School student in the House Page Program

University Prep High School student Kevin Wang recently spent a week in Olympia as a page in the state House of Representatives, sponsored by Rep. Cyndy Jacobsen of the 25th Legislative District.

“I really enjoy sponsoring the young people of our state in the House Page Program. It’s a great experience for them, and a wonderful opportunity for me to see some of the future leaders of our state in action,” said Jacobsen, R-Puyallup. “Kevin did an excellent job during his week here, and I know he has a lot to look forward to in the future.”

During his week in Olympia, 14-year-old Kevin attended page school every day to understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. He delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff and participated in a mock committee hearing.

Among his many interests and hobbies, Kevin, enjoys basketball, music and playing guitar, football, and soccer.

Pages earn $65 per day while serving in the program and can also earn up to 20 hours of community service. 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.

For those interested, the House maintains a list of local families who host pages, which includes specific information about charges and accommodations.

Charges for housing can range between $200 – $250 for a 5-day week, which includes breakfast, dinner, and transportation to and from the Capitol each day. Pages can also stay with friends, family, or in a hotel in the Olympia area.

Additionally, scholarships may be available to defray the costs.

To learn more, go to the Gina Grant Bull Scholarship page.

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Washington State House Republican Communications
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