Moxee teen serves as page in Legislature
East Valley High School student Kassandra Rose Gallegos served as a page in the state House of Representatives during the week of Feb. 1-5. She was sponsored during her week in Olympia by 15th District Rep. David Taylor.
“The page program is designed to give young people the opportunity to get a close-up look at the process of how bills become law in our state,” said Taylor, R-Moxee. “It was a pleasure to sponsor Kassandra, and she did an excellent job for us.”
Each year, about 300 students participate in the page program. Pages assist legislators by delivering messages and documents to lawmakers in their offices, committee rooms, and in the House Chambers during floor sessions. In addition to her assigned duties, Kassandra also continued her regular schoolwork two hours a day and spent time in the legislative page school learning about state government.
The 15-year-old ninth-grader is the daughter of Steven and Norma O.G. Wright of Moxee.
To become a page, an applicant must have a legislative sponsor, a grade-point average of C+ or better, and obtain permission from their parents and school.
Additional information about the House page program can be found at:
For more information, contact: Bill Taylor, Senior Information Officer: (360) 786-7074
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