Steilacoom student serves as page in state House
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William Rood, a homeschooled student from Steilacoom, traveled to Olympia March 2- 6 and served as a page in the state House of Representatives. He was sponsored by his 28th district Rep. Dick Muri, R-Steilacoom.
“Will did a great job as a page,” said Muri. “I very much appreciate his willingness to serve here in the House.”
William, son of Ron and Tina Rood, is homeschooled. During his time as a page, Will 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 which addressed the issue of police body cameras.
As part of his page duties, William 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 House page program, visit: http://www.leg.wa.gov/House/Pages/HousePageProgram.aspx.
###Washington State House Republican Communications