Komachin Middle School student serves as page in state House
Komachin Middle School student Kyra Peters recently traveled to Olympia to serve as a page in the state House of Representatives. Peters served in the House Page Program from Feb. 1-5 and was sponsored by Rep. David Taylor, R-Moxee.
Kyra and her parents Garth and Jessy have lived in Alabama, Germany, Kansas and Missouri, but moved back to Washington a couple of years ago. Kyra is an avid reader, and also likes to ride horses and draw in her free time.
“It was an honor for me to have the opportunity to sponsor Kyra as a page,” said Taylor. “The House Page Program is an excellent way for students like Kyra to learn about state government, and I trust this experience will inspire her to do great things in the future.”
As part of her page duties, Kyra learned to navigate the many buildings on the Capitol campus and delivered messages and documents to legislators and staff. Additionally, she attended page school every day to understand the operations of the Legislature. Her time in Olympia culminated with the presentation of her mock bill to replace Seattle's tax on bullets with a fee on stores that sell ammunition.
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, click here.
For more information about Rep. Taylor, visit his legislative website.
###Washington State House Republican Communications