Lakes High School student spends week in Olympia learning about Legislature
Andrew Sanchez- Rincon, a student from Lakes High School, traveled to Olympia Jan. 18-23 and served as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by his 28th district Rep. Dick Muri, R-Steilacoom.
“The page program is an excellent way for students to learn how our state government operates,” said Muri. “I appreciate Andrew's week of service and wish him all the best.”
Andrew, son of Alejandro and Laura Sanchez-Perez, is a junior at Lakes High School in Lakewood. He is also enrolled in the Junior ROTC program and plays soccer and baseball. During his time as a page, Andrew attended page school every day to understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. His time at the Capitol culminated with the presentation of his mock bill about early school start times and the impact they have on students.
As part of his page duties, Andrew learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus and delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff.
Each year, students from around the state apply to participate in the legislative page program. Students spend a week attending page school, learning the inner workings of state government and assisting legislators on the House floor. Pages earn $35 per day while serving in the program.
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 more information about the legislative page program, visit: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.
###Washington State House Republican Communications