Benton County high schooler serves as page in state House
Brianna Lynch, a student from Southridge High School, traveled to Olympia Feb. 2-6 and served as a page in the state House of Representatives. She was sponsored by her 8th district Rep. Larry Haler, R-Richland.
“Civic education is an important aspect of our school's education system. Which is why I believe the page program is an excellent way for students from around the state to learn about our state government,” Haler said. “I hope she had a great week and I am grateful for her service.”
Brianna, daughter of Scott and Caroline Lynch, is a freshman at Southridge High School. Not only is she in Leadership and the freshman class secretary, but she also does theatrical makeup. When her busy family gets together they enjoy going out to Starbucks. During her time as a page, Brianna 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 which addressed the issue of carbon dioxide emissions.
As part of her page duties, Brianna 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