Republic High School sophomore Dan Slagle traveled to Olympia March 14-18 to serve as a page in the Washington State House of Representatives. He was sponsored by his 7th District Rep. Shelly Short.
The 16-year-old attended page school each day to learn about the legislative process. He also had the opportunity to sponsor a mock bill with other students from around the state regarding uninsured children.
“I heard Dan’s testimony persuaded many of his fellow pages to support his legislation, which is a good skill to have no matter where life takes him,” said Short, R-Addy. “I hope his time in Olympia was beneficial and will inspire him to future public service.”
In addition to page school, Slagle was responsible for distributing official paperwork to members in committees, offices and the House floor.
Students between the ages of 14 and 16 who are interested in the page program must have parent permission, acceptable grades and a legislative sponsor. To learn more about the House Page Program, visit the Web site.
PHOTO CAPTION: Rep. Short with student page Dan Slagle on the House floor in Olympia.
For more information, contact Brendon Wold, Senior Information Officer: (360) 786-7698.