Steilacoom high schooler serves as page in state House
Kaila Valenzuela, a Steilacoom high schooler, traveled to Olympia Feb 9-13 and served as a page in the state House of Representatives. She was sponsored by her 28th district Rep. Dick Muri, R-Steilacoom.
“Kaila was an excellent page,” said Muri. “I appreciate her willingness to participate in the legislative process, and I wish her all the best.”
Kaila, daughter of Dwayne and Annika Valenzuela, is a freshman at Steilacoom High School. She is on the school's cheerleading team and does dance as well. During her time as a page, Kaila attended page school every day to understand the operations and actions of the Legislature. Her time at the Capitol culminated with the presentation of her mock bill about abortion regulations.
As part of her page duties, Kaila 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